This Monday Aug. 6, 2018 photo released by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office shows Steven Lamar Foster, Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 14th District. Foster was jailed Monday after a jury in Dalton, Ga., convicted him of driving under the influence. He is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Aug. 13. Foster is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in the November election. (Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

A Democratic congressional candidate from Georgia says he will continue to run his campaign from jail.

Steve Foster of Dalton said he would continue to order campaign signs and have his surrogates go to campaign events while is in jail for a DUI sentence which could keep him in jail through Election Day.

Foster was arrested for DUI and had blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, which is above the legal limit in Georgia.

Foster’s sentence looks to be six months long, and he has been in jail since August. Foster told media outlets he is not going to leave the race.

The Democrat has an uphill fight in the heavily Republican 14th Congressional District of Georgia, where Republican Tom Graves is the incumbent.

The DUI is a misdemeanor and does not get Foster removed from the ballot, unlike a felony charge.

Foster has operated a 33-acre 21-and-over nudist retreat in White County, GA since 1991 and Foster maintains the nudist site is protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 

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