Kendrick Meek: In 2002 Meek was elected to replace his mother, Florida Democratic Rep. Carrie Meek, in Congress. He was re-elected three times, winning nearly 100 percent of the vote against no serious challenger. Before his time in federal office Meek served in the state legislature, where he did not recuse himself from votes affecting the financial wellbeing of Wackenhut Corp., a company that overbilled Miami-Dade County for security contracts. The company also employed Meek, his wife, and his mother. Kendrick Meek is most well-known for a 2010 Senate campaign, during which prominent Democrats unsuccessfully tried to convince Meek to withdraw in favor of independent candidate—and former Republican governor—Charlie Crist. Meek's refusal to withdraw—despite low polling numbers—was seen as a boon for Marco Rubio, the Republican who went on to win the three-way contest.
Monica Conyers: Although not strictly speaking a second-generation politician, Conyers is thirty-five years younger than her husband, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, whose legacy helped her win election to the Detroit City Council in 2005. During her political career she called a balding colleague "shrek" and then argued with middle school students to justify the name-calling. In 2009 Conyers pleaded guilty to accepting bribes.