Decision 2010 on msnbc.com
Elvis Presley shakes up Ark. governor's race
Part-time impersonator pledges 'broader array of employment'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — 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 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.
"People will find out I'm for real," Presley told the Arkansas News Bureau. "I hope to debate the governor on TV."
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.