Name recognition and family connections seems to go along in politics. Salon's Steve Kornacki points out that "there have been 15 presidential elections since 1952, and in all but two -- 1964 and 2008 -- the Republican ticket has included someone named 'Nixon,' 'Dole,' or 'Bush,'" and wonders if we're headed to a Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton showdown in 2016.
Though, he's got the name recognition and even if he shares it with his shamed ex-Prez brother, it doesn't seem to work against him.
- Frank Carollo and Francis Suarez, the brother and son of two former city Mayors -- two mayors, by the way, who are widely considered to have been embarrassments -- were easily elected to the City Council this past year.
- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart easily carpet bagged his way into another district to replace his brother Lincoln Diaz-Balart this past election with no one blinking an eye.
- With virtually no experience Raquel Regalado, the daughter or current Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, easily nagged herself a spot on the school board.
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