Castro co-founded a legal partnership that primarily catered for poor Cubans, although it proved a financial failure.  Caring little for money or material goods, Castro failed to pay his bills; his furniture was repossessed and electricity cut off, distressing his wife.  He took part in a high-school protest in Cienfuegos in November 1950, fighting with police in protest at the Education Ministry's ban on student associations; arrested and charged for violent conduct, the magistrate dismissed the charges.  His hopes for Cuba still centered on Chibás and the Partido Ortodoxo , and he was present at Chibás' politically motivated suicide in 1951.  Seeing himself as Chibás' heir, Castro wanted to run for Congress in the June 1952 elections, though senior Ortodoxo members feared his radical reputation and refused to nominate him.  Instead he was nominated as a candidate for the House of Representatives by party members in Havana's poorest districts, and began campaigning.  The Ortodoxo had considerable support and was predicted to do well in the election.