Published August 05, 2010
Elvis Presley is running for Arkansas governor.
No, not that Elvis.
Elvis D. Presley of Star City filed papers with the secretary of state's office on Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for governor.
Presley indicated in the paperwork that he wants to "supply the people with a broader array of employment and newer chain of state government."
He declined to tell The Associated Press how he got his name but says he is an Elvis impersonator in his spare time.
Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe is seeking re-election in November. He faces Republican Jim Keet and Green Party nominee Jim Lendall in November. Two other candidates have filed to run as write-ins for governor.
Presley must still file with each of the state's 75 counties.