Nixon grandson to run for Congress

The grandson of former president Richard Nixon announced his plans to run for Congress in New York’s first congressional district on Thursda

USA Today reported his grandson, Chris Cox, has never run for office before. The 30-year-old was, however, state executive director of Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign in New York.

Cox will run on the Republican ticket. Part of his campaign includes “protecting jobs from being outsourced overseas and ending this period of overtaxation.” Tim Bishop, a Democrat, has represented the district since 2003.