By Judy Kurtz
South Dakota elects the “Most Beautiful” lawmakers, according to a new study.
Eric Ostermeier at the University of Minnesota’s non-partisan political news site, Smart Politics, analyzed ten years-worth of The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful lists. His findings? “Top honors go to South Dakota, and it’s not even close.”
As Ostermeier notes, “Only Democratic Senators Tom Daschle (who exited the chamber in January 2005) and Tim Johnson (who is retiring at the end of this year) failed to make the list. That's a lot of beauty for a state with the fifth smallest population in the country at well under 900K.”
Alaska comes in at a distant second place, with 25 percent of its congressional delegation making the “Beautiful” cut, while Washington state rounds out the top three.