Facial hair watch: Rep. Paul Ryan sporting goatee in new Web video

Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report Lou Dobbs: Trump 'pretty close to perfect' Republicans won't vote on ObamaCare replacement bill this week MORE, often noted for his youthful looks, is sporting a new, more mature facial accessory: a goatee. 

Perhaps just in time for the winter weather, the 41-year-old Wisconsin Republican debuted a thin layer of follicles on his face in a video sent out Wednesday by Pete Hoekstra’s Senate campaign. Hoekstra, a GOP candidate and former Michigan congressman, is challenging Sen. Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowMedicare’s coverage decisions need more input from physicians Members help package meals at Kraft Heinz charity event in DC Senate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight MORE (D-Mich.) for her seat.

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But Ryan’s press secretary, Kevin Seifert, tells ITK that the congressman has been known to rock the grizzly-esque look before, writing in an email, “Rep. Ryan has done this in years past as part of a hunting tradition.”