Sean Eldridge Forgot to Read the Constitution in 2011

April 9, 2014


Like everyone else, we’re still digesting Politico’s new profile on Democrat Congressional Candidate Sean Eldridge. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here.

One thing that may have gone unnoticed is the fact that Eldridge didn’t become a U.S. Citizen until 2006.  Thus, according to Article I, Section 2 of the US Constitution, which requires members of Congress to have been a citizen for 7 years, Eldridge would not have been eligible to become a member of Congress until 2013 at the earliest.

But this is the same Sean Eldridge that in 2011 bought a $5 million in NY-18 with the intent of running for Congress in 2012.

So Sean Eldridge bought a $5 million house in NY-18 to run for Congress without reading the U.S. Constitution, then after he read it, he had to buy a $2 million house in NY-19 where there was a Republican he could run against in Eldridge’s first year of Constitutional eligibility. Talk about an expensive mistake!

Here’s a thought Sean – read the Constitution. The whole thing. It’s not that long.

NRCC Comment: “Sean Eldridge wants to be a Washington D.C. insider so badly that, in addition to spending millions of his own cash to try and buy votes in the Hudson Valley, he started running for Congress practically seven years to the day he became a U.S. citizen – the earliest the Constitution allows. Eldridge is clearly more concerned with fulfilling his own grand ambitions as fast as he can than he is in getting to know the families he wants to represent in Congress.” – NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior


 Sean Eldridge became a U.S. Citizen in 2006. (Politico, Chasing Sean Eldridge, April 9, 2014)

 “No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States.” (United States Constitution, Article I, Section 2)

“Mr. Eldridge briefly entertained a run against the local Republican representative at the time, Nan Hayworth.” (New York Times, Young, Rich and Relocating Yet Again in Hunt for Political Office, July 10, 2013)