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We print here, in its entirety - with the actual headline - an article from the Jan. 30 edition of The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper:
Rep. Schmidt has new, less severe, hairdo
Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) has been told she is looking younger these days with a brand new hairdo that gives her a more relaxed image. She has unraveled what used to be a tight slicked-back bun on her head and now wears her locks in a looser, more elegant style. The key to her new look: no more bows.
“It’s a new year, she wanted to try something different,” said Schmidt spokesman Ben LaRocco. “The first time I noticed it I thought she looked great.”
He added: “We’ve been getting great feedback. Don’t get me wrong, I try to be stylish but I don’t notice every detail. It was a kind of change. I don’t know whether it’s going to go back or what. She makes that decision every day. I’m not part of the decision process. I don’t pick out her outfits, either.”
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I know you're clamoring for a photo. If you've got one, send it. So far, this is the best we've got, shot at a chicken soup judging contest last weekend. Thanks to CinWeekly's Katie Kelley Schmid.