At first, it seemed Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa competence be means to take a page from “The Distinguished Gentleman,” a 1992 film where Eddie Murphy plays a impression who gets inaugurated to Congress by using underneath a same name as a passed incumbent.
Hinojosa, a immature Texas law student, also happens to have a same name as timid U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas – and is using to reinstate him.
But a state Democratic Party has intervened, and reportedly is forcing Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa to change his name on a list to equivocate difficulty for voters.
The Texas Tribune reports that state celebration officials have sensitive Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa they will list his name as “Ruben Ramirez” on a ballot, over his objections and after he refused to pointer an affidavit.
The University of Houston law student and Army maestro ripped a celebration over a decision.
“They’re vouchsafing their domestic friendships vigour them, and they’re caving in to their friends,” he told a Tribune.
The candidate’s name apparently had caused a large stir in a internal domestic scene. Retiring Rep. Hinojosa reportedly was among those disturbed electorate would incorrectly consider they were voting for him if they saw a scarcely matching name on a ballot.
The brawl was fueled by a fact that a claimant has left underneath varying names. He reportedly ran, unsuccessfully, as Ruben Ramon Ramirez in 2012. But “Hinojosa” is his mother’s final name, and a claimant reportedly says he uses that interchangeably with his father’s final name, “Ramirez.”
The brawl with a celebration escalated progressing this week, when, according to a Tribune, an central demanded explanation he meets a authorised requirement that Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa is his “given name” or a frequently used nickname.
The claimant submitted his birth certificate and an confirmation from a friend. But he afterwards reportedly declined to respond to another direct to swear he met a mandate in a sealed confirmation himself.
He reportedly does not devise to plea a preference to list him as Ruben Ramirez.
But his Facebook page still promotes his candidacy underneath a name, Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa, and he’s sketch courtesy to a hum combined by a controversy.
The primary will be hold in March, and a younger Hinojosa is one of many candidates.
Also in a using on a Democratic side are: former Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chairwoman Dolly Elizondo; Edinburg School Board Member Juan “Sonny” Palacios Jr.; former Hidalgo County Commissioner Joel Quintanilla; and others.