Ariz. Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez Before Election

An Arizona Democrat has changed his name to Cesar Chavez before running for Congress in the state's heavily Hispanic 7th congressional district, though he is not related to the civil rights icon who died in 1993, NBC News reported. Chavez, formerly named Scott Fistler, had previously run twice as a Republican, first in a failed write-in campaign against Democratic congressman Ed Pastor in 2012, and later against Pastor's daughter in a failed bid for Phoenix City Council, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.

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