May 21st, 2010
12:44 PM ET
5 years ago

Nixon grandson seeks U.S. House seat

Nixon's grandson is running for Congress.
Nixon's grandson is running for Congress.

(CNN) - You may not have Richard Nixon to kick around anymore, but they do on Long Island.

Meet Christopher Nixon Cox, congressional candidate from the Hamptons and grandson of the nation's 37th president. Cox, a 30-year-old Republican business consultant, is hoping to ride a wave of voter anger all the way to Washington.

And in a race where he's trying to emerge from a crowded primary field and topple a four-term Democratic incumbent, he's not shying away from his family's controversial political past.

"When voters think about it, it'll be a big positive," he predicted.

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