Elections officials in Oregon are seeking more information to determine whether former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is eligible to run for governor.
Kristof announced his candidacy last October and on Monday officially filed paperwork to run as a Democrat.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reported that the Oregon Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday asked Kristof’s campaign for information to determine whether Kristof meets candidate residency requirements.
A legal opinion by lawyers working for Kristof said he has always considered Oregon his home, even though his job required him to live around the world. Kristof said he wants to run for governor in the state where he grew up to address problems like rural poverty and drug addiction.