This is the stuff of urban legends. At least it used to be.
Rep. Charles Jenkins showed up at the Sorghum parade in Union County, but people saw him leave.
Nonetheless, someone got in the car his campaign used in the parade, pulled a baseball cap down over his head, and pretended to be Jenkins in the parade.
Insider Advantage has a blurb about this behind their firewall. Jenkins admitted to IA that he was at the UGA game.
Jenkins is being challenged by Stephen Allison.
I’m kind of amazed by this, really. I know campaign consultants who always joke about their candidate being so bad, they wish he’d go out of the country and let them use dopplegangers, but this is the first I’ve ever heard of someone actually doing this — except for the President of Iran. He is routinely known to take people with him on trips who look like him.
A buddy of mine met the “twin” in New York a couple of weeks ago at the United Nations.