Being an attractive politician gets you on TV

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“Maybe looks aren’t everything, but new research suggests that more physically attractive members of Congress get more coverage on network television,” according to the New York Times.

“Two Israeli professors concluded that members whom a student survey judged to be better looking appeared more frequently on television — but not radio or in newspapers. The researchers argued that the networks were trying to attract larger audiences.”

Atlantic Wire: “So who are these sultry lawmakers and what kind of TV coverage have they garnered? Here’s a look at the most physically attractive members of Congress according to the survey of students.”

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