GOP Primary Loser: Winner Really a 'Lookalike'
Tim Murray says Frank Lucas was hanged in Ukraine
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2014 4:31 PM CDT
In this Aug. 7, 2008, file photo, US Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., speaks at a town-hall meeting in Guymon, Okla.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Frank Lucas only looks like he won an Oklahoma congressional primary by a landslide, according to a contender who got thumped at the polls. Tim Murray says he'll contest the primary because Lucas was actually hanged in Ukraine and replaced with a body double, THV 11 reports. "It is widely known" that Lucas "is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike," Murray writes on his website. "Rep. Lucas’ look alike was depicted as sentenced on a white stage in southern Ukraine on or about Jan. 11, 2011." But he doesn't stop there:

  • "I am contesting that this matter has happen [sic] since his election was blocked, because of the US Defense Department’s use of Mr. Murray’s DNA. ... Congress is likely wanting me to state that all my DNA used will not result in benefits to people I have never had relations with of a family nature."

Murray's reaction? "It does come as kind of a shock to read that you’re not you," he told KFOR. "I’ve never been to Ukraine." The GOP congressman even had a rep say that he's not dead and hasn't been to Ukraine, the Washington Post reports. At least one analyst isn't too surprised: "A lot of stupid things happen in Oklahoma politics," said Keith Gaddie of the University of Oklahoma. "But this may be the stupidest I've ever heard. Welcome to Oklahoma." Murray—who won 5.2% of the vote to Lucas' 82.8%—has until today to officially contest the primary.

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Marked as Spam?
Jul 2, 2014 7:10 AM CDT
Really, it isn't a whole lot different than claiming President Obama wasn't born in Hawaii.
Marked as Spam?
Jul 2, 2014 6:58 AM CDT
Too bad he lost. He would fit right in with the GOP House caucus. I think he can relax a little regarding his concerns over people wanting his DNA
Duxburian
Jul 1, 2014 8:46 PM CDT
What a perfect representative of the Tea Party. I wonder why he didn't win.