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 CrawfordRick CrawfordLWCF modernization: Restoring the promise Republicans score procedural victory on Democrats' infrastructure bill The case for renewed US engagement in Latin America MORE (R-Ark.), who also filed to run on Monday.

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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE defeated Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBloomberg rolls out M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Trump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black voters MORE in the district by about 35 points in the 2016 election.