Ben Quayle, son of former VP Dan Quayle, is running for Congress in Arizona.
The younger Quayle, 33, is a lawyer in Scottsdale. His plans were made public in a statement his father made on Fox News:
“The big news is my son, Ben Quayle, today filed his papers for congressman in the 3rd Congressional District here in Arizona,” the former vice president said. “That, in the Quayle family, is big news. Marilyn and I are absolutely thrilled that he’s running for Congress. We hope that he does well. We’re convinced that he’ll be successful and we’re very hopeful that he’ll be the next congressman from the 3rd Congressional District here. He’s filing his paper today.”
Ben Quayle is seeking to replace Rep. John Shadegg, a Republican congressman planning to retire after eight terms. The elder Quayle served as Vice President under George H.W. Bush, and was perhaps best known for his many high profile blunders, particularly the very public misspelling of the word “potato” at an elementary school spelling bee.