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The one lucky guy on the couch of Fox News' "Outnumbered" argued Tuesday that it's "intellectually dishonest" to say looks don't matter in elections, in response to a New Hampshire lawmaker's argument that an incumbent Democratic congresswoman would lose her race because she's "ugly as sin."
The Republican challenger to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Thursday blamed his double-digit lag in the polls on single women and mothers who vote Democratic because they are "wed" to the social safety net and "need benefits to survive."