Rutagwibira to run as write-in:

 
Daily Herald Report
Updated 2/6/2012 6:00 PM

A Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District seat who last week was knocked off the primary ballot will run a write-in campaign. Aloys Rutagwibira, a first-time candidate from Hainesville, filed to become a legally recognized write-in candidate. He was removed from the ballot by the state board of elections because his candidate petition did not contain enough signatures. The Daily Herald also has reported that, if elected, Rutagwibira cannot serve in Congress because he has not been a U.S. citizen long enough. The Constitution requires congressmen to be citizens at least seven years. Rutagwibira, a Rwandan native, became a citizen in 2006, public records show. Rutagwibira has disputed whether he is eligible. Four Democratic candidates and incumbent Republican Bob Dold will appear on the ballot for the post, which serves parts of Lake and Cook counties.

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