Freshmen Orientation 2010 — Congress Edition

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1||New members of the 112th Congress arrived on the Hill last week. On Friday, the new members entered a lottery to determine the order they would choose offices, and posed for a class photo on the Capitol steps. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

2||New members pose on the Capitol steps. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

3||Rep.-elect Kristi Noem (R-SD)||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

4||Rep.-elect Frederika Wilson (D-FL) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

5||Rep.-elect Billy Long (R-MO) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

6||As the AP reported: “A glittering week being wined, dined and oriented by the most powerful people in Washington gave way Friday to the exercise in humility that is the freshman office lottery.” Here: Rep.-elect Lou Barletta (R-PA) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

7||Rep.-elect Allen West (R-FL) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

8|| ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

9||Rep.-elect Karen Bass (D-CA) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

10||Rep.-elect Rick Berg (R-ND) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

11||Rep.-elect Diane Black (R-TN) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

12||Rep.-elect Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

13||Rep.-elect Andy Harris (R-MD) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

14||Rep.-elect Francisco Canseco (D-TX) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

15||Rep.-elect Sean Duffy (R-WI) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

16||Rep.-elect Bill Flores (R-TX) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

17||Rep.-elect Cory Gardner (R-CO) drew number 1, meaning he will have first choice of available offices. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

18||Rep.-elect Robert Hurt (R-VA) drew the lowest number, 85, and will pick his office last. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

19||Rep.-elect Mo Brooks (R-AL) reacts to drawing 81. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

20||Rep.-elect Frank Guinta (R-NH) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

21||Rep.-elect Bill Huizenga (R-MI), hoping to borrow some good luck, drew his number alongside Rep.-elect Cory Gardner (R-CO). Gardner previously drew number one, giving him first choice of offices. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

22||Rep.-elect Frederika Wilson (D-FL) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

23||Rep.-elect Tim Scott (R-SC) let his mom draw for him. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

24||Rep.-elect Terri Sewell (D-AL) ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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