Dem Contender Doesn’t Even Live in State or Plan to Campaign There

Carol Hafner hopes to represent Alaska in Congress – even though she doesn’t live in the state nor does she plan to campaign there.

Hafner, a Democrat running for Congress in Alaska’s primary, listed two addresses on her candidate filing form: one in New Jersey and one in South Dakota.

While she considers South Dakota her home base, Hafner told The Associated Press that she travels a lot and has been in New Jersey to deal with an illness in the family.

Hafner said she’s never been to Alaska and does not plan to campaign in person. But she felt compelled to run to share her perspective on the environment, including climate change, education, health care and other issues.