Ruben Hinojosa

What's in a Name? Sometimes Political Good Fortune
Candidates might benefit from sharing a name with incumbents

A Democrat in Texas tried to run for Rep. Ruben Hinojosa's open Texas seat using the same name. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Former Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan made news  with his last-minute decision to primary Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.  

If he wins, he could become the second Dan Sullivan in the Alaska delegation. Dan Sullivan, the state's junior senator, was elected in 2014.  

Hinojosa Announces Retirement After Nine Terms

Hinojosa was first elected to the House in 1996. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 6:25 p.m. Friday | Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Texas, announced Friday that he will retire from Congress at the end of this term.