An Oklahoma congressional candidate has announced he plans to contest Tuesday’s primary election of long time Rep. Frank Lucas.
In a bizarre letter obtained by NewsChannel 4, Tim Murray says he doesn’t feel Rep. Lucas is qualified for office.
“It does come as kind of a shock to read that you’re not you,” said Rep. Lucas, (R) District 3.
Murray brings it up in his letter announcing his plan to contest Lucas’s election writing, “…it is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike.”
NewsChannel 4 called Murray numerous times after he sent the letter. He did not return any of our messages.
However, his campaign website goes into detail about his theory that Lucas was hanged “…executed by The World Court on or about Jan. 11, 2011…” in Ukraine.
“I’ve never been to Ukraine,” said Rep. Lucas.
For the past 20 years, Lucas has been working in Congress, and he’s faced Murray in past elections.
“He was the Democratic nominee for Congress two years ago. This time, he chose to run as a Republican,” said Rep. Lucas.
On Tuesday, 5.2 percent of Oklahomans voted for Murray. Lucas won more than 82 percent of the vote. Since Murray doesn’t believe Lucas is living, he wants those votes.
“Many things have been said about me, said to me during course of my campaigns. This is the first time I’ve ever been accused of being a body double or a robot,” said Rep. Lucas.
The election board officials received Murray’s letter. So far, he has not formally filed a petition to contest Lucas’ election.
He has until Friday to do that.