Republican changes name to Cesar Chavez, becomes Democrat, runs for Congress in Latino-heavy district

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Republican changes name to Cesar Chavez, becomes Democrat, runs for Congress in Latino-heavy district
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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And if you can't join 'em, change your name to that of a famous civil rights leader and keep on trying.

The latter is the plan congressional candidate Cesar Chavez (formerly Scott Fistler) has reportedly embarked upon, according to the Arizona Republic. Chavez, who unsuccessfully ran for office before as a Republican, is vying to fill retiring Rep. Ed Pastor's (D) seat this year. But this time, he's running as a Democrat, after a legal name change, under the moniker of the iconic Mexican-American labor leader.

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