Some of Washington's most athletic lawmakers, staffers, and journalists hit the road Wednesday morning in the 29th annual American Council of Life Insurers Capital Challenge three mile race, but three members of Congress were fashion standouts:
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was sporting a black Guantanamo Bay baseball cap, reminding everyone that he's a strong proponent of keeping the controversial detention facility open.
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) also had a message to convey, albeit a less political one: His Adidias t-shirt said "Impossible is Nothing" in big letters on the front, apt words coming from the youngest member of Congress.
But the best duds of the day belonged to Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), whose tight, sleeveless t-shirt caught the attention of his fellow runners, particulalry, on a chilly morning with temperatures in the high 40s, and where one participant observed, "most people kept their extra layers on for the race."
Also taking to the pavement were Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), John Ensign (R-Nev.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), and Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.).
Despite a packed field of young staffers, Gordon, Schock, and Ensign were all spotted among the leaders.
The annual road race was held at Hains Point under clear skies. Proceeds from the entry fees will benefit the Special Olympics.