• Barely Legal!

    Join former United States Senate Pages Dylan and Ethan Ris as they bring you the dish on not just the presidential race but all the exciting triumphs and disgraces inside, outside, and below the Beltway!

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    Ah, Youth! The 2008 elections have seen an unprecedented number of Congressional candidates who are closer in age to the Pages than they are to the stereotypically ancient Washington politician!

    As it currently stands, 32-year-old Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) is the youngest member of Congress. But given the many issues directly affecting The Young — the proposed revival of the draft, reductions in federal aid for college, the potential execution of Hannah Montana on pornography charges — this may soon change! Here are some of the contenders for your new Youngest Member of Congress:

    Candidate Main Issues Odds of Winning


    Aaron Schock, a 26-year-old Republican running in Illinois' 18th Congressional District.
    Has pledged to pass legislation that forbids abortions financed by Medicare money, using the savings to purchase a Wii for every freshman in Congress. After initially having no candidate in the race against Schock, the Democrats recently drafted a self-described "farm broadcaster" to run. Advantage: Schock.


    Josh Segall, a 29-year-old Democrat running in Alabama's 3rd Congressional District.
    Announced just today following ridicule from our website. Segall is running against three-term incumbent Republican Mike Rogers, who was recently ranked as the 402nd most influential member of Congress (out of 435). Advantage: Rogers.


    Sam Rasoul, a 26-year-old Democrat running in Virginia's 6th Congressional District.
    Has proposed expanding federal alternative energy programs, withdrawing troops from Iraq as quickly as possible, and declaring March 11th to be a national holiday commemorating the Dave Matthews Band. Rasoul is running against popular 8-term Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte, who last won reelection with 75% of the vote, despite being sued for copyright infringement by Starbucks. Advantage: Goodlatte.


    William Charles Cole Claiborne, a 233-year-old Democrat-Republican running in Tennessee's 1st District.
    Claiborne has returned from beyond the grave to reclaim his mantle as the youngest member of Congress ever (elected in 1796 at age 22). Claiborne previously dodged the Constitutional provision that all members of Congress must be at least 25 years old, so he may also be able to get past the amendment requiring them to be currently alive.

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