Wednesday, September 05, 2007And now for a double edition of "people running for office whose principle qualification is their last name."
1) Niki Tsongas, widow of former Senator Paul Tsongas, won a special election primary for a U.S. House seat in Massachusetts yesterday. (via Swing State Project)
2) Mike McWherter, son of the former Governor, is the likely Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate should he decide to run. So much so that other people have said they'll drop out if he does. (via Senate Guru)
Yay democracy! :(
Posted by Arbitrista @ 1:17 PM
*sigh*By Ursa, at 10:01 AM
This bothers me a great deal, too. Smacks of monarchy *and* the marketing strategy of branding. yech.