There is a new Cesar Chavez on the scene. A former Republican, politician Scott Fistler has legally changed his name and was running as a Democrat for a seat in Arizona’s heavily Latino seventh congressional district. Chavez has turned down most press requests, and made some strange arguments regarding his name change. “It’s almost as simple as saying Elvis Presley is running for president. You wouldn’t forget it, would you?” But after a lawsuit by Alejandro Chavez, Cesar Chavez is officially off the ballot.

Photo courtesy of the Arizona Republic

photo credit Tom Tingle, The Arizona Republic Rebekah L. Sanders is a congressional reporter at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. She covers Washington legislation, campaigns and national politics.

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