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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Congress’s Class of 2012: Which freshmen reps will provide an interesting story?


Newly-elected Congressman Joaquin Castro. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Time to confess some journalistic bias. As authors of a “personalities” column, we are hopelessly in the tank for candidates with personality. With every new Congress, we scour the ranks of freshmen looking for any who might give us something to write about in coming years — quirk, conflict, color, scandal, anything.


Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, right, still too close to call. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP)
Sadly, the Class of 2012 brings us a lot of 40-ish guys with four kids ( Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania and Chris Stewart of Utah each have six!), who leave a rep little time for drama. And still no word on whether Kyrsten Sinema will win her too-close-to-call race in Arizona to become Congress’s first open bisexual. And while the elections brought us three new reps born in the ’80s, it seems that Aaron Schock, Class of ’08, remains the youngest person in the House. Check out our gallery of the most-promising-to-be-interesting new members:

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