Yesterday, the Blogland reported that one Republican candidate for State House District 68 did not meet the residency criteria to run in the regular election for the seat. Earlier today, the Blogland received a letter where the state GOP rejected his filing based on those grounds, refunding his filing fee.
Thomas Muse's candidacy for the seat was rejected, but due to the odd nature of the parallel special election and redistricting, Muse remains a candidate in the special election contest which is being held to fill the seat for the remainder of the current term, as he resides in the old district.
Muse's candidacy was pushed by a number of local Tea Party activists who no doubt have egg on their faces for their inability to keep informed about the district boundary changes.
The take-away lesson from this exercise in political futility: The ability to read map can be a vital skill for up-and-coming political operatives.
Two candidates remain on the ballot for the June primary.