Sounds like another family dynasty thing such as the Kennedy's have.
Remember that one? How about this:
Rep. William Lipinski (D-Ill.) has orchestrated a plot ? to unfold on Tuesday ? that will virtually guarantee handing his seat to his son, Dan, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Tennessee.
Lipinski said Friday he is taking his name off the ballot for re-election to the House. On Tuesday, the Democratic political bosses in Lipinski's 3rd Congressional District will agree to replace him on the ballot with his son Dan. This is according to at least three sources familiar with the scheme.
The nomination is tantamount to election because the Republican candidate, Ryan Chlada, is regarded as a Lipinski plant who has so little campaign activity that he has not filed any reports with the Federal Election Commission...
The machinations are not a surprise and have been brewing for months, despite Lipinski?s public denials. When the Chicago Sun-Times first reported in April that Lipinski was mulling stepping down, he said he had no plans to leave Congress if elected to another term. He made the same statement in June.
Now's the chance for those who condemned the Republicans to show their even handedness.