RNC, DNC spokesmen shave heads for charity

Top spokesmen for the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) are wearing a little less hair on Sunday after a show of bipartisanship in the name of cancer research.


The RNC's Sean Spicer and the DNC's Brad Woodhouse allowed ABC's Jon Karl to buzz off all their hair on ABC's "This Week" as a result of a bet made during the presidential election.

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"If only Washington could cut spending like you cut hair," Spicer joked to Karl.

The original bet was an Election Day agreement made via Twitter that the spokesman for the party that won the White House would shave the head of the spokesman for the losing party on live TV. But that morphed into a bipartisan agreement to give up both heads of hair for charity.

"We're having our heads shaved to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, but more importantly, to raise money to find cures," Woodhouse explains on the donation page for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. He and Spicer have pledged to raise a combined $12,000. 

The St. Baldricks Foundation asks volunteers to shave their heads out of solidarity with cancer patients, specifically kids, who often lose their hair during treatment. 

The two men ended up with more of a buzz-cut than a shave, but at least they are in solidarity. 

“From the beginning I kind of knew when push came to shove I was going to shave my head, too. I think too highly of Sean to make him do that by himself,” Woodhouse told CNN. “Really glad we could also do it for a good cause.”