Cesar Chavez hopes new name, party puts him in Congress for Ariz.

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It’s no coincidence that Cesar Chavez, the man formerly known as Scott Michael Fistler, is running for Arizona’s Seventh Congressional District — which is largely Hispanic.

Chavez has no paid staff, no campaign money and no endorsements, but does have two failed political campaigns under his belt in addition to the very recognizable name. He ran for the Seventh Congressional District as a write-in candidate in 2012, and last summer, lost a bid for the Phoenix City Council.

He makes no bones about his name change. In fact, it’s all in the name.

“It’s almost as simple as saying Elvis Presley is running for president,” Chavez told the Arizona Republic. “You wouldn’t forget it, would you?”

He continued:

“People want a name that they can feel comfortable with,” Chavez said. “If you went out there running for office and your name was Bernie Madoff, you’d probably be screwed.”

But he’s hoping he’s not, thanks to his name being all over his district, on plazas, high schools and parks.

My name is on a lot of popular things, he said.

His website could definitely use some work — and original photos.

He’s repurposed photos at rallies that celebrated former labor leador Cesar Chavez as well as the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, complete with a caption that reads “Supporters: Ready to canvas the South Mountain neighborhood.”

Via Arizona Republic

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