Name recognition is important in any political campaign but even more so when you have to make sure voters dont think you are an 86-year-old former Senator from Kansas.Bob Dold, a small-business owner and former Capitol Hill staffer running for Congress in Illinois, is well aware that his name is a tad bit similar to former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole. So Dold (again, not Dole) created a folksy song, complete with video, to remind voters hes Dold with a D.Hey isnt that that Senator from Kansas, the one who slugged it out with Bill Clinton? No. Its Dold with a D, not an E, a singer croons as shots of supporters pointing to the letter D on Dolds campaign signs appear on screen. Get your wax out of your ears. Hes not from Kansas. Hes from here, the singer continues.Department of Silver Linings. Heres hope for staffers worried about losing their jobs in Congressional majority shifts: Theres life after Congress one that might include spangly tango outfits and marriage to a man half your age who calls you his fantasy woman.We were riveted by the Washington Posts wedding story on Joyce Bova, the former Congressional staffer who lost her Hill job in 1994 when the GOP took power and went on to open a ballroom dancing studio and marry one of her studly students. (Oh, and did we mention she once dated Elvis?).Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.