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Who's the hottie? It's Sherrod!


-Sherrod Brown makes newspaper’s list of the 50 most beautiful people in the Capitol

As fashion goes, he’s known for his disheveled look and sensible shoes, but U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is among the 50 most beautiful people who work in the Capitol, according to the newspaper The Hill.
In its profile, the newspaper wrote that Brown’s “combination of rumpled cool and passionate progressivism makes him the unsung beauty of the upper chamber.”
“Women on the Hill have always found him sexy,” said Betsy Rothstein, the newspaper’s Capital Living editor. “They like his husky voice, and compared to the other senators, he’s much younger and he still has that nice curly hair, and it’s still brown.”
There was no exact ranking for Brown because the newspaper only listed the top 10 in order.
No. 1 on the hot list was U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Jasper, Ind., who is described as “tall, dark and handsome.”
Other lawmakers in the top 10 were No. 4 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., described as “the it girl,” and No. 5 U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, Calif., described as “the shy and quiet fisherman.”
Others in this year’s top 10 included No. 2 Crystal “Tennessee beauty queen” Hayslett, an aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and No. 3 Kathleen O’Neill, an aide to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., described as “the jewel of the hill.”
The paper gives a nod to Brown’s reputation as a man more dedicated to fighting trade agreements than buying tailored suits.
It notes that Brown is not “as sharply dressed as his home-state colleague, House GOP leader John Boehner, or as smoothly polished as another Midwestern freshman, Barack Obama of Illinois.”
While no one’s saying the list is an indicator of anyone’s rising status in Washington, D.C., Obama was No. 2 in 2005, and now he’s running for president.
To be nominated, you simply have to work in the Capital — you can even sweep the floors, according to Rothstein. About 300 people were nominated this year.
Not every winner was apparently thrilled to be on the list. Obama press aide Michael Ortiz declined to be interviewed.
The other Ohioan to make the list was congressional aide Ashley Futrell of Toledo.
To see the entire list and past winners, go to and search for “50 most beautiful people.”
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courtesy of the hill
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who used be Lorain County’s representative in Washington, is now among the Capitol’s most beautiful people, according to newspaper The Hill.

Photos courtesy of The hill
1. Rep. Brad Ellsworth, 48, D-Ind.

2. Crystal Hayslett, 24, aide to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

3. Kathleen O’Neill, 23, aide to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

4. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 67, D-Calif.

5. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.

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