Allan Levene, who in 2014 ran for Congress in his home state of Georgia as well as in Florida, this year is running for Congress in Georgia and Tennessee.
(Levene) qualified for the Republican primaries in the 3rd Congressional District in Tennessee, opposite incumbent Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga, and in Georgia’s 14th District, whose incumbent is Republican Tom Graves, of Ranger, Ga.
Levene doesn’t live in either district — he lives in Kennesaw, Ga. His district campaign headquarters consist of mailboxes at UPS stores in Rome, Ga., and on Signal Mountain Road.
He’s apparently the first congressional candidate in history to figure out he can run anywhere he can get on the ballot — federal law says he only has to live in the district if he’s elected.
So he’s going to try any way he can to get elected, Levene said in an interview Friday.
“Running in multiple states is not a gimmick, it’s a means to an end,” he said. “You can only fix problems if you have a vote — if you don’t have a vote, you’re just noise.”
And he says it’s crucial, life or death for the Republic, that he get into office so he can stop the economic collapse he sees looming.
“This country is falling apart, and it is so easy to fix,” said Levene, 66, a British native and naturalized citizen who is passionate about the freedom and opportunity in his adopted country but says wrongheaded government is bringing the nation down.
Here’s the beginning of a 2014 Politico story on Levene’s efforts then (both unsuccessful):
Allan Levene is what you might call a way outside-the-Beltway candidate. That’s not just because he is British-born and grew up in West Ham, on London’s dodgy East End, playing in the rubble of bombed-out buildings leveled by the Blitz. Or because he’s running for Congress in Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, 5,000 miles away from Washington. It’s also because Levene is running for Congress in Georgia’s 11th district (where he lives) and tried to mount runs from Minnesota’s 6th, Michigan’s 8th and Michigan’s 14th districts—all in the same election cycle.