''I'm standing here today, coming from a history of Democratic Party members. I'm still -- I live in Maryland. Er, actually, I'm resident now, these last two years, in DC. My church is in Maryland.''
Harry Jackson at the recent CPAC convention. (CSPAN via Media Matters)
Jackson is a preacher from Maryland who began saying in 2009 that he lives in the District of Columbia. Some believed that Jackson falsely claimed to have a DC residency so that he could fight the legalization of gay marriage in Washington. Two people challenged his claim on the perception that he had two homes in Maryland, had a wife there, and (as he said recently as CPAC) he runs a large church in Beltsville, MD. The DC agency which investigates residency claims did eventually accept Jackson's claim to live in a Southeast DC apartment.