Friday, March 2, 2018

Newsweek: 'Elvis Impersonator named Elvis Presley is running for congress as a Libertarian'


by Nicole Rojas, Newsweek

Elvis Presley is running for a congressional seat in Arkansas.
An Elvis impersonator who legally changed his name to match the rock ’n’ roll icon has filed to run as a Libertarian against Arkansas Republican Representative Rick Crawford, The Associated Press reported.
Libertarians selected Presley as their nominee for the 1st Congressional District on February 24 after nearly choosing a “none of the above” option over fears he would attract the wrong type of attention. The close vote ended 20-18 in Presley’s favor, according to Arkansas Online.
Presley previously launched unsuccessful bids for a state Legislature seat, land commissioner and for Arkansas governor.
What it takes to run for Congress
Individuals hoping to run for Congress have to follow a few rules no matter what state they are from. Those running for the House of Representatives must be at least 25 years old and have been a U.S. citizen for seven years, while those with bids for the Senate must be at least 30 years old and have been a U.S. citizen for nine years...
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