UPDATED: Democrats boot one state candidate over residency

UPDATE: State Senate candidate Clara Dawkins-Davis successfully appealed her being removed from the ballot for the District 11 seat and was returned to the ballot. She faces incumbent Sen. Robert L. Jackson and James “Jimmy” S. Edwards Jr. in the August Democratic primary, which will determine the race for the district.

ORIGINAL STORY: One candidate for state office will not appear on the election ballot, because the Mississippi Democratic Party determined she lives in Nevada.

Clara Dawkins-Davis had filed papers to run against incumbent state Sen. Robert L. Jackson, D-Marks, but failed to provide sufficient evidence that she resides in District 11, according to a report from the party’s Executive Committee.

ClarionLedger

7/16/15