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Oklahoma political candidate accuses rival of being 'displayed by a look alike'

Timothy Ray Murray claims "it is widely known" that Rep. Frank D. Lucas has been replaced by a body double.
By Evan Bleier   |   June 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM   |   Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 27 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma politician who lost a primary on Tuesday plans to contest the results because he claims his rival is actually dead and is being represented by a body double.

In a letter he posted on his website, District 3 congressional candidate Tim Murray wrote that "it is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike."

Murray alleges that Lucas was killed during a 2011 trip to Ukraine when he was hanged by the neck in front of witnesses.

"I, Timothy Ray Murray, am a human, born in Oklahoma, and obtained and continue to fully meet the requirements to serve as U.S. Representative when honored to so," Murray wrote on his site. "I will never use a look alike to replace my (The Office's) message to you or to anyone else, as both the other Republican Challengers have."

Lucas denies that he was killed and reported that he's never been to Ukraine.

Murray only captured about five percent of the vote, but he thinks he deserve Lucas' 82 percent share of the vote because he is not alive.

"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 told KFOR.

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