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Stopping Hillary: Nixon son-in-law Ed Cox gearing up to challenge Clinton in '06 Senate race.
WEEKLY STANDARD.COM ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | MICHAEL R. POTTS

Posted on 05/13/2005 6:54:35 PM PDT by CHARLITE

HILLARY CLINTON'S reelection campaign for the United States Senate in 2006 may be tougher than expected. On Monday, May 2, the New York Observer reported that Clinton might face a challenge from Richard Nixon's son-in-law Ed Cox.

Cox, who has declined to make a statement on his intentions, has made steps toward running for Clinton's New York Senate seat, including launching an exploratory committee. Associates to Cox believe that he will win the endorsement of New York Governor George Pataki.

By the time Hillary Rodham married future president Bill Clinton in 1975, Ed Cox had been married to the daughter of then current president Richard Nixon for four years and had been making valuable in-roads within the Republican party. He became a loyal intimate to his father-in-law, standing by him through Watergate and regularly traveling abroad with the former president.

While Cox's Rose Garden wedding to Tricia Nixon brought him into the Nixon family, and in some ways the administration, Hillary was trying to bring it down. While on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee, she helped to write articles of impeachment against the president.

Those close to Cox are certain that he will embrace the Nixon legacy if he decides to run. But Cox has more to offer than that. Besides traveling to more than 30 countries with Nixon, Cox has traveled extensively on his own. He is chairman of the State University of Construction Fund, trustee of the State University of New York, chair of the New York State Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and commissioner of the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination. In addition, Cox has written pieces for the New Republic and the New York Post.

Cox supporters realize that defeating Clinton is a long shot, but they also recognize that a Cox candidacy may be the only shot at stopping Clinton's reelection.

Michael R. Potts is a staff assistant at The Weekly Standard.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2006; 2006senaterace; campaign; edcox; electionussenate; hillaryclinton; newyork; nystate; reelection; richardnixon; senate; senaterace; soninlaw

1 posted on 05/13/2005 6:54:37 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

Seems pretty hopeless.... unless Hitlery gets caught with a dead boy or a live girl... and in NY, even that might not be enough.


2 posted on 05/13/2005 6:56:10 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

unless Hitlery gets caught with a dead boy or a live girl... and in NY, even that might not be enough.

dead boy = Vince Foster
live girl = Donna Shalala

Nope, wasn't enough.


3 posted on 05/13/2005 7:01:46 PM PDT by hardworking (I'm not sophisticated enough to be a Democrat - I believe in God.)
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To: hardworking

yeah, you're right. you just destroyed my last hope.


4 posted on 05/13/2005 7:03:15 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: CHARLITE

Ed Cox? Good Grief!


5 posted on 05/13/2005 7:03:54 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: dc-zoo

Rudi's our only hope. And he's not going to risk losing to Hitlery in running for Senate.


6 posted on 05/13/2005 7:06:20 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: CHARLITE
On the left...


7 posted on 05/13/2005 7:07:58 PM PDT by Pharmboy ("Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God")
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To: CHARLITE
"Those close to Cox are certain that he will embrace the Nixon legacy if he decides to run. But Cox has more to offer than that."

I bet you that Hillary has a copy of this article glued to her bathroom wall and she reads it over and over with a big smile on her face.

8 posted on 05/13/2005 7:09:03 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: hardworking
live girl = Donna Shalala

The mental picture of this abominable pairing will not allow any sleep tonight.
Thanks.

9 posted on 05/13/2005 7:10:23 PM PDT by carlr
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To: All

The perpetually incompetent NY GOP had better be working on a draft Rudi plan for that Senate seat or they will usher Hillary into the WH. She Has To Be Stopped In 2006 ! Rudi is about the only one who can.


10 posted on 05/13/2005 7:12:46 PM PDT by Owen
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To: CHARLITE
Still evolving ........


11 posted on 05/13/2005 7:18:43 PM PDT by Tuba Guy (' Only YOU Can Prevent Hillary! ')
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To: Brilliant
Bad choice. Open to too many lewd jokes.
12 posted on 05/13/2005 7:20:06 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: CHARLITE

What a coincidence. I spoke with someone from the campaign yesterday. They need to get on board and stop Hillary. That is how they get some notice.


13 posted on 05/13/2005 7:26:00 PM PDT by doug from upland (MOCKING DEMOCRATS 24/7 --- www.rightwingparodies.com)
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To: CHARLITE

His campaign motto could be, "I am not a crook."


14 posted on 05/13/2005 7:27:06 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Brilliant
What, exactly, is the "Nixon legacy" ?
Might as well ask about the "Adlai Stevenson" legacy.
15 posted on 05/13/2005 7:28:41 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Pharmboy
Nope, on the right with Tricia. (I'm quite sure) Guy on the left is Ike's grandson.

Nam Vet

16 posted on 05/13/2005 7:30:20 PM PDT by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: doug from upland
Since Hillary's behavior during the impeachment hearings was less than admirable and could be proved so, Hill would be making a big mistake by focusing on Nixon's problems. In addition it would give Cox a great opportunity to remind people that Hillary was a major player in perhaps the most corrupt administration in US history.
17 posted on 05/13/2005 7:33:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Nam Vet

Thanks for the correction. My memory's gettin' a bit faulty, I reckon...


18 posted on 05/13/2005 7:35:23 PM PDT by Pharmboy ("Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God")
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To: Pharmboy
No prob buddy. Tricia is the cute blonde.(I know, I was in love) I also just saw an interview with Eisenhower and his wife.(can't remember her name)

Nam Vet

19 posted on 05/13/2005 7:41:58 PM PDT by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: Nam Vet

That would be Julie and David Eisenhower, just for the record, NV. Hate to say it, but I do not think Cox would have a prayer against Hillary. Her approval ratings are through the roof. At this point, I don't think even Giuliani could beat her. He could have in 2000, but he's been away from the game too long now.


20 posted on 05/13/2005 7:49:05 PM PDT by speedy
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To: speedy; Nam Vet

Regardless, someone has to run against her and at least make her work to get re-elected. She cannot be allowed to run unopposed.


21 posted on 05/13/2005 7:53:31 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: CHARLITE

Forget about Cox.

If any Nixon were to run, it should be Julie. She is brainy, beautiful, and conservative.


22 posted on 05/13/2005 7:54:21 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: speedy
Cox has been under the radar for me for years. Of course, I've always been a West Coast guy. Did shake Tricia's dad's hand in the late 50s though. He was V.P. at the time making a So Cal visit.

Nam Vet

23 posted on 05/13/2005 7:55:53 PM PDT by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: Nam Vet

Remember when The Turtles (an LA band for you) played at the White House during Nixon's Presidency? It was for the birthday of one of the daughters, can't remember which one. When I lived in LA I used to go down to San Clemente now and then -- you could see Nixon's Casa Pacifica sitting way up on the cliff overlooking the ocean.


24 posted on 05/13/2005 7:59:01 PM PDT by speedy
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To: CHARLITE
Don't know if Cox can do it, like it's been said her approval rating is sky high (hard to believe in a sane world) but whoever runs against her, I hope they have brass to force her to make some critical mistakes that will nail the coffin on her in 08'. Some brave soul needs to be a sacrificial lamb and save our Country from another disaster.
25 posted on 05/13/2005 8:03:23 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Rummyfan

Oh, I agree somebody has to run against her, and there is always some outside chance something bad will crop up and bite her. But it will have to be a much better candidate than Lazio (not sure who that would be -- NY GOP pickings are pretty slim.) Her negative ratings in a poll taken a few days ago were only 28 percent; that's going to have to go up quite a bit in the next year and a half. A conviction of her chief fund raiser might help, but her followers are so ga-ga that I doubt anything short of murdering Slick Willie would hurt her much.


26 posted on 05/13/2005 8:04:45 PM PDT by speedy
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To: CHARLITE

It's like Von Helsing Cox going after the beast Hiliary. It may seem hopeles at first, but something good may come of this.


27 posted on 05/13/2005 8:05:00 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: CHARLITE

His victory would be absolute poetry.


28 posted on 05/13/2005 8:05:42 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: speedy
Yup, been in that area many times. All the beaches around there. Grew up in 50s-60s in Covina when California was fantastic. 1/2 hour to the beach in a muscle car. You remember 3 lane highways?

Nam Vet

29 posted on 05/13/2005 8:19:20 PM PDT by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: Nam Vet

Nah, I grew up on the East Coast, worshipping the image of SoCal as seen in "The Endless Summer" and Beach Boys albums. It seemed like it would have been Paradise in those days. I visited a lot, but did not move out there until well into adulthood, in the mid-90s. I actually still liked it, and I still miss In-N-Out Burgers, and going to Huntington Beach in January when you can have it to yourself, and hiking in the Malibu Canyons. Still plenty of good stuff, which is why I think it's worth fighting for. But when you grew up there, man -- how I would have loved to have seen the orange groves and car culture at its zenith, and been around to watch all those great bands in person.


30 posted on 05/13/2005 8:37:40 PM PDT by speedy
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