Heard on the Hill: A Congressional Doppelganger

Posted November 12, 2010 at 6:14pm

You may have heard a familiar name being tossed around in chatter about the incoming freshman class in the House. No, former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) is not back in Congress, but his doppelganger, Rep.-elect Robert Dold, is. 

The Illinois Republican with the familiar-sounding name defeated Democrat Dan Seals on Election Day.

The similarity between the names isn’t lost on Dold, who ended some of his campaign ads with a voice singing, “Dold with a ‘d’ not an ‘e!’’’

It’s not clear whether Dold shares Dole’s interest in making commercials on erectile dysfunction; a spokesman didn’t return a request for comment by press time.