Fla. Candidate Legally Changes Name to Web Address

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 04:46 PM

 

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is letting a congressional candidate put the name of his web address on the ballot.

Why? Because Eddie Gonzalez went before a Miami-Dade judge and had his name legally changed to "VoteforEddie.com."

A Florida Department of State spokesman said Wednesday that state election officials have no choice but to let his legal name appear on the general election ballot. A judge granted the name change request just days after election officials told him he could not use any nicknames.

VoteforEddie.com, who lists a Hialeah address, is an independent candidate running in the 25th Congressional District, which includes parts of Broward, Collier and Miami-Dade counties. He is challenging U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami.

Election records show that VoteforEddie.com has already gathered enough petition signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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