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Judge delays ruling on lawsuit to remove Senate candidate

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A judge delayed ruling on the lawsuit filed to remove Chris Thieneman from 37th District State Senate race.

The judge said he wants to review utility bills to settle the fight over Theineman's residency.

Wednesday, a democratic activist and voter in the district filed a lawsuit alleging Theineman lives in a condo on Brownsboro Road, not in an apartment over a storage unit on Dixie Highway, which is the address Theineman filed with election officials.

The lawsuit was accompanied by an affidavit from the president of the homeowners association at that Brownsboro Road address. He said Thieneman has lived at the Brownsboro Road address since the summer of 2011.

Thieneman denied the allegations and both sides hoped to get a ruling, but in an opinion released around 5 p.m. Thursday, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Charles Cunningham said he wanted to review utility bills from that Brownsboro Road address and the Dixie Highway address before making a decision.

He also ordered the Jefferson County Board of Elections not to certify the results of Tuesday's State Senate race until hearing from the court.

That decision could cause the election to drag out well past Thursday.

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