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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Party spokesmen Sean Spicer, Brad Woodhouse settle election bet by going bald for charity

Woodhouse and Spicer in Washington last year. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
Are presidential elections just another excuse for Beltway men to change up their grooming routines? First it was David Axelrod betting his mustache on President Obama sweeping three key swing states — but switching that to a pledge to shave if he can raise to million for epilepsy. (He’s halfway there!)

Turns out a couple other key operatives had hair at stake in the race. Sean Spicer and Brad Woodhouse — the battling spokesmen for the RNC and DNC who are secretly friends in real lifechallenged each other over Twitter on the morning of Election Day: Loser would allow the winner to shave his scalp on TV.

Hey, what gives?: Last we saw, Spicer still had hair. Turns out he and Woodhouse are also charity-minded and decided to both shave their heads to benefit St. Baldrick’s, a children’s cancer foundation, to be broadcast on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. As both set out to solicit pals Monday, Spicer insisted that it was Woodhouse’s idea to join him in baldness.

“Winter and holiday season were not the times I would have chosen,” Spicer told us, seeming to shiver already. So why’d you make that bet? “I had my map at about 300 electoral votes,” he sighed. “I felt really good about our ground game.”

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