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) CrawfordThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry House Republicans add Jordan to Intel panel for impeachment probe Republican Congressman: DNI Nominee committed to declassification transparency 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 TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE defeated Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo, the polls aren't wrong — but you have to know what to look for How to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump More than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls MORE in the district by about 35 points in the 2016 election.