Twice-failed Republican candidate Scott Fistler has one more trick up his sleeve to try to win a seat vacated by a long-time Latino congressman in a majority Latino district: He's a Democrat named Cesar Chavez now.
"I don't think this is going to ultimately be successful and if it is I'm going to change my name to Selena," joked Ruben Gallego, the candidate leading in the polls in Arizona's 7th Congressional District.
Becoming serious, Gallego said it's clear that the candidate formerly known as Scott Fistler is trying to make a joke of it all.
National immigration activist and DREAMer Erika Andiola said Fistler's transparent Chavez ploy is offensive.
Gallego says something good can come out of this ridiculous situation.
Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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