Carl Lewis, a former track and field champion, can now run in the primary for New Jersey state Senate.
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis can be on the ballot for a New Jersey state Senate primary after all.
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday that the ballots should be printed with his name.
New Jersey's top election official -- a Republican -- had said the Democratic political novice was not eligible to run because he didn't meet a state residency requirement.
Lewis and his lawyers say the decision was purely partisan.