Tricky Dick’s Grandson Runs For Congress

Chris Cox, grandson of former president Richard Nixon and son of current New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox, announced his candidacy for the state’s First Congressional district on Long Island. The announcement was made on his campaign Web site, He aims to unseat Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop from the district on eastern Long Island.

According to his Web site, the New York University School of Law and Princeton University alum promises to “revitalize Suffolk County’s economy, protect jobs from being outsourced overseas, end this period of over taxation, and make sure those tax dollars are well spent.” During the 2008 presidential election, Cox served as executive director of John McCain’s New York campaign. He has never held elected office.