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

Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanStudents arrested protesting gun violence outside Paul Ryan’s office Parkland father calls out Trump, McConnell, Ryan after Santa Fe shooting GOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan 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 StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by CVS Health - A pivotal day for House Republicans on immigration GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary Dem presidential hopefuls flock to Trump country MORE (D-Mich.) for her seat.

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.”