Legacy Watch


Political dynasties are nothing new, but these days elected offices seem to be replacing pocket watches as the heirloom of choice. Lifting a page from Dubya's book, some Dems have expressed a desire for their dad's old job.

BOB CLEMENT, member of Congress

Father: Frank Clement, TN Gov. (1953-59; 1963-67)

Dad Known For: Stem-winding oratory, religious fervor, knowing what the voters wanted

Lesson for Junior: Don't stray far from middle of the road

ANDREW CUOMO, former HUD secretary

Father: Mario Cuomo, NY Gov. (1983-95)

Dad Known For: Spellbinding oratory, liberal orthodoxy, Hamlet-esque indecision


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