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Is it a good idea for children of prominent politicians to run for office?

Posted at 8:42 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 13:42:20-04

Blessing or a curse? The sons of two big Wisconsin political names thinking about running for the Congressional seat being vacated next year by Republican Jim Sensenbrenner.

Matt Walker, the son of former Governor Scott Walker says he is considering a run for Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District. So is Matt Neumann, the son of former Congressman Mark Neumann who also ran for the US Senate and Governor.

TMJ4's Charles Benson talked with NBC's Meet the Press Moderator Chuck Todd about the children of prominent political parents running for office.

"The downside is you acquire all of your parents political enemies," said Todd. "You don't usually get all of their political supporters."

Todd also talks about the political battle between front runners Joe Bidden, Elizabeth Warden and Bernie Sanders and the fight between progressives and moderates.