From Dick to Cox: They’ve Got Another Nixon to Kick Around

There might be another Nixon in government. What do you think about that, Mr. President?


I thought so.

Christopher Nixon Cox is seeking the Republican nomination to run against four-term Democratic US Rep. Tim Bishop in eastern Long Island – a seat Republicans hope to win as part of the party’s effort to recapture the House of Representatives.

In his first extensive interview since announcing his candidacy, Mr Cox said that while he is aware of his grandfather’s controversial place in history, it has not yet posed a problem for him on the campaign trail.

Barack Obama tested in New York by-election”I’ve honestly only seen upside at this point. Wherever we go, people say that my grandfather was their favorite president,” he said.

Cox is the only son of Nixon’s oldest daughter, Tricia, who married Edward Finch Cox in a White House ceremony in 1971. The elder Cox now chairs the New York State Republican Party.

How much of his grandfather does Christopher possess? If we see him walking on the beach in his suit, then we’ll know.

By the way, if you haven’t yet seen Frost/Nixon, it’s a really good movie.

Update: On the downside, Jimmy Carter’s grandson won a Georgia Senate seat. Malaise is on the way, Georgia!

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