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Chris Cox, Richard Nixon's Grandson, Running For Congress

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/28/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET

Richard Nixon

Another member of a political dynasty is seeking a higher office in New York, and no, his last name isn't Kennedy.

According to his new campaign website, Chris Cox, grandson of former president Richard Nixon and son of current New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox, is running for Congress.

Cox, a former associate at white shoe law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Executive Director of the New York arm of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, hopes to wrestle the state's 1st Congressional from Democrat Tim Bishop.

Cox's father, Ed, was named state GOP chairman in September and has clashed with many GOP bigwigs including Rudy Giuliani.

If the senior Cox's political rivals will cause trouble for his son remains to be seen.

In any event, Cox will have his work cut out for him in order to separate himself from the "Tricky Dick" name.

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