Judge dismisses candidate from primary ballot
The Democratic Party sued to get Smith thrown off of the primary ballot, arguing that he is ineligible because he is a convicted felon.
Smith's removal paves the way for incumbent Hudson Hallum (D) to run unopposed in both the primary and general election. No Republicans filed for election in the district.
It is expected that Smith will appeal the judge's ruling in advance of the May 22 primary.
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