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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: With a D, Not an E

Name recognition is important in any political campaign — but even more so when you have to make sure voters don’t think you are an 86-year-old former Senator from Kansas.[IMGCAP(1)]Bob Dold, a small-business owner and former Capitol Hill staffer running for Congress in Illinois, is well aware that his name is a tad bit similar to former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole. So Dold (again, not Dole) created a folksy song, complete with video, to remind voters he’s Dold with a D.“Hey isn’t that that Senator from Kansas, the one who slugged it out with Bill Clinton? No. It’s Dold with a D, not an E,— a singer croons as shots of supporters pointing to the letter D on Dold’s campaign signs appear on screen. “Get your wax out of your ears. He’s not from Kansas. He’s from here,— the singer continues.Department of Silver Linings. Here’s hope for staffers worried about losing their jobs in Congressional majority shifts: There’s life after Congress — one that might include spangly tango outfits and marriage to a man half your age who calls you his “fantasy woman.—We were riveted by the Washington Post’s wedding story on Joyce Bova, the former Congressional staffer who lost her Hill job in 1994 when the GOP took power and went on to open a ballroom dancing studio and marry one of her studly students. (Oh, and did we mention she once dated Elvis?).Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.

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