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) CrawfordRepublican Congressman: DNI Nominee committed to declassification transparency The Hill's Morning Report - Attacked repeatedly, Biden fires back Politicians cheer USWNT over defeating England, qualifying for World Cup final 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 TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE defeated Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE in the district by about 35 points in the 2016 election.