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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: ISO COS

Ladies, you still have a chance. Scott Hoeflich, chief of staff to Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.), was the subject of this weekend’s Date Lab, the matchmaking feature in the Washington Post — but despite hitting it off with his date, the eligible bachelor is still just that.

[IMGCAP(1)]HOH contacted Hoeflich for the skinny this morning, and he tells us that while he and his Date Lab date had a great time together and went on a few dates after the Post setup, they’re not an item. “We text occasionally, but with my hectic work schedule, we haven’t seen each other in a while,— he said.

No surprise there, since Specter’s been a teensy bit busy, what with that little business about party-switching you might have heard about.

Hoeflich says he applied to Date Lab months ago, at the urging of a friend, back when the Post only identified the first names of its victims, er … daters, leaving the young chief of staff to think he would go mostly anonymous.

“I thought I could just slide by, because I don’t like to be in the press,— Hoeflich says. (His cover was blown now that the Post lists first and last names and Hoeflich’s date mentioned Specter’s name in the write-up).

Overall, he says the experience was fun, although he’s taken some ribbing from friends.

And a typo alert for interested gals: Hoeflich is much younger than the 38 years the Post gave him. He wouldn’t spill his age for HOH, but we’re figuring it’s close to a decade off. …

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