Campaigns/Elections

Oklahoma GOP Congressional Primary Loser: "I…Am a Human… I will Never use a Look Alike…"

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Of all the political dirty tricks, getting executed in the Ukraine yet still pretending you hold office and can run for re-election has to be among the worst!

Timothy Murray, a losing Republican primary candidate for an Oklahoma House seat against incumbent Rep. Frank Lucas, insists that even though Lucas earned 82 percent of the vote this week, giving him the win is invalid.

Why? As everyone knows, the real Frank Lucas was hanged by "the World Court" in the Southern Ukraine in 2011 and replaced by a body double of some sort, one that might be an "artificial or manmade replacement," according to a statement on Murray's website. [link fixed]

Timothy Murray

According to Huffington Post, Lucas, or his double, responded:

"Many things have been said about me, said to me in the course of all my campaigns. This is the first time I've ever been accused of being a body double or a robot," Lucas said….

A representative from Lucas' office told The Huffington Post that Lucas would not comment further on the allegations, but said, "I can assure you that the congressman is alive."

Murray has sent this statement to the state election board, but "had not formally filed a petition asking for a recount or alleging election irregularities. He has until 5 p.m. Friday to do so."

I wrote about a more successful "wacky candidate" from Iceland yesterday.

[UPDATE: I misstated Lucas' name as "Lewis'" in first posting.]