AZ Congressional Democrat Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez

Scott Fistler wasn’t drumming up the political recognition he thought he needed to win an election. The 35-year-old, who lists “The Sneetches” by Dr. Seuss as his favorite book, kept coming up short in his bid for public office.

The voters in Arizona just weren’t feeling him. So Fistler changed his name — to Cesar Chavez.

Though the famed labor leader has been dead for years, Fistler is running under the Chavez moniker for the 7th Congressional District seat in a community composed mostly of Hispanics.

If Chavez, the Democratic candidate, makes it onto the ballot, he would be in a six-way race for the seat left vacant by retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor.

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