All in the Family: Political Kids Vie for Seats in 2010 Race

Washington is in need of another dynasty. George W. Bush is out of office. Hillary Clinton didn't win the election. And Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy recently announced he would not seek reelection, just months after his father, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, died. But there are still plenty of famous names trying to carry on the family tradition on the campaign trail this year. Some are starting small, aiming for local office in their foray into politics -- Jason Carter, grandson of Jimmy Carter, just won election to state Senate in Georgia Tuesday night. At least one is shooting for U.S. Senate and if successful would outshine his congressman dad. Here's a look at some of the candidates this year who could pick up where their parents -- or grandparents -- leave off in politics. 

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    Rory Reid

    Name: Rory Reid  Relation: Son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.  Office Sought: Governor of Nevada  Current Position: Chairman of the Clark County Commission  Party: Democrat
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    Paul Thurmond

    Name: Paul Thurmond  Relation: Son of late Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C.  Office Sought: U.S. representative, 1st Congressional District in South Carolina  Current Position: Charleston County Councilman  Party: Republican
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    Rand Paul

    Name: Rand Paul  Relation: Son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas  Office Sought: U.S. senator, Kentucky  Current Position: Eye surgeon  Party: Republican
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    Ben Quayle

    Name: Ben Quayle  Relation: Son of former Vice President Dan Quayle  Office Sought: U.S. representative, 3rd Congressional District in Arizona  Current Position: Lawyer, businessman  Party: Republican
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    Christopher Nixon Cox

    Name: Christopher Nixon Cox  Relation: Grandson of former President Richard Nixon  Office Sought: U.S. representative, 1st Congressional District in New York  Current Position: Lawyer  Party: Republican
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    Jason Carter

    Name: Jason Carter* Relation: Grandson of former President Jimmy Carter  Office Sought: Georgia state senator, District 42  Current Position: Lawyer  Party: Democrat  *Carter won the seat in a special election Tuesday night
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