But a big hit with the socialist workout video demographic.
The former Fistler submitted his name change request with the simple explanation that he had "experienced many hardships" due to his birth name, and soon after refused to answer any question by the press regarding the change (on top of insisting that he would not answer any question about anything if it was longer than five words). Eventually, a lawsuit was filed against him by the grandson of the original, more well-known Cesar Chavez, in an attempt to stop him from pretending that he was somebody he wasn't. But the hopeful congressman's defense was that the name change had nothing to do with masquerading as a historical figure -- he was just a fan of six-time world boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez. No, really.
The court didn't buy it, and "Cesar Chavez" was thrown off the ballot. Which sucks, because we're thinking the debates would have been fucking amazing.