Is there anything more cliché than a politician holding a baby on Election Day? Former Virginia Sen. George Allen took the opportunity to mug for Tom’s camera with little Billy Valentine at the Fairfax County Republican Committee election party Tuesday in Falls Church. Allen’s wife, Susan, was right by his side to coo over the 2-month-old. To Allen’s credit, at least for once he wasn’t holding a football at a political event.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.