Elvis impersonator named Elvis Presley running for Congress

Elvis impersonator named Elvis Presley running for Congress
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An Elvis Presley impersonator named Elvis Presley has filed to run for a congressional seat in Arkansas, The Associated Press reported.

Elvis D. Presley, who legally changed his name to match that of "The King," on Monday filed to run as a Libertarian for the 1st Congressional District in Arkansas.

The Libertarian Party selected him as the nominee over the weekend, Arkansas Online reported. However, he was nearly beaten for the slot by a “none of the above” option after some party members feared he could bring in the wrong kind of attention.


Presley has previously launched unsuccessful bids for Arkansas governor, land commissioner and a state Legislature seat, according to the AP.

Presley is challenging Rep. Rick CrawfordRichard (Rick) CrawfordWhy DOJ must block the Cigna-Express Scripts merger Elvis impersonator named Elvis Presley running for Congress Overnight Tech: Senate Dems want FCC chief recused from Sinclair merger | Tech rallies on Capitol Hill for DACA | Facebook beefs up lobbying ranks MORE (R-Ark.), who also filed to run on Monday.

Democrats Chintan Desai and Robert Butler are also both running for the seat.

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