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Friday, 11 June 2010

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What does a state which wants national attention so badly that they first elect a wrestler and then a clown to office?

They place Elvis Presley on the next ballot of course.

In Minneapolis, an Elvis impersonator wearing a red jump suit has officially filed for office as the running mate of a candidate running for governor as Minnesota's GOP nomination.

A spokesman for Minnesota's secretary of state says Todd "Elvis Presley" Anderson hopes to be certified (So was the Wrestler & Clown) on the primary ballot, running for the position of lieutenant governor.

Minnesota law forbids improper names and requires candidates to sign a statement vouching for their ballot name as the one by which they are "commonly and generally known in the community."

"That would be "Nutcase" for all three as far as most of us are concerned", stated one gentleman at the courthouse, probably an attorney doing research.

Secretary of State spokesman John Aiken told the press that officials didn't think the popular name would give Anderson an unfair advantage.

"But we tend to elect nutcases here, so we have a reputation to uphold."

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