NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a congressional hopeful’s motion to reverse his removal from the GOP primary ballot. According to U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw, the Tennessee Republican Party did not violate the U.S. Constitution when it kicked video producer Robby Starbuck off of the ballot. Starbuck on Thursday said he was considering all of his options, including taking the case to state court. Last month, state GOP officials confirmed that Starbuck, small business owner Baxter Lee and former State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus did not qualify to run in the upcoming Republican August primary. All three had received challenges over their voting records.

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