Usually name recognition is a good thing in politics, however a congressional candidate in Arizona is having a name recognition problem of a different sort. His name is too well-known…well, it’s not actually his name which is part of the problem.
After two unsuccessful campaigns as a Republican, 34 year-old Scott Fistler decided to not only change parties, but to change his name as well. The newly-minted Democrat is now known legally as Cesar Chavez. That’s right, in a blatant attempt to win a seat in Arizona’s heavily Hispanic seventh district, Fistler has adopted the name of one of the Left’s most beloved heroes.
“People want a name that they can be comfortable with,” Chavez explained. “If you went out there running for office and your name was Bernie Madoff, you’d probably be screwed.” Wonder how comfortable Arizona voters will be when they realize he’s not that Cesar Chavez?
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