Capitol Hill Bureau Chief
Former Vice President Dan Quayle announced Friday that his son, Ben, is running for Congress from Arizona. The younger Quayle, a lawyer, will file papers today to run for the 3rd District seat being vacated by retiring Republican John Shadegg.
"It's the next generation of leadership," Quayle told Megyn Kelly during an interview on the Fox News Channel. "We are convinced that he will be successful."
This year is shaping up to be a family affair for several political dynasties. In addition to Quayle, Strom Thurmond's son, Paul, is running for Congress in South Carolina, where he will compete against Carroll Campbell III, the son of the state's popular governor, the late Carroll Campbell, Jr.
Robin Carnahan, the daughter of the late Missouri Gov. Russ Carnahan and former U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, is running for the state's open Senate seat. Mitch Landrieu, the son of the late New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, won his mayoral race, following in his father's footsteps. His sister, Mary Landrieu, is the senior U.S. senator from Louisiana.