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As President Obama decides who will succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., might get the short end of the stick once more.

Created by: Matt Vasilogambros & Rachel Fauber 

As President Obama decides who will succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., might get the short end of the stick once more.


Created by: Matt VasilogambrosRachel Fauber 

Here we see Sen. Grassley targeting the Fantasy/SciFi demographic. —BdM

Here we see Sen. Grassley targeting the Fantasy/SciFi demographic. —BdM

The New Faces of the 113th Congress
The 2012 House and Senate elections brought over 80 new members to Washington. 
Use our interactive application to sort and filter the freshmen by age, experience, ethnicity, and more. 
Hover over each picture for name, state, and district information. To read a full narrative of each newcomer, written by the staff of The Almanac of American Politics, click the member’s picture.

The New Faces of the 113th Congress

The 2012 House and Senate elections brought over 80 new members to Washington.

Use our interactive application to sort and filter the freshmen by age, experience, ethnicity, and more.

Hover over each picture for name, state, and district information. To read a full narrative of each newcomer, written by the staff of The Almanac of American Politics, click the member’s picture.

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.”

After All That, Political Status Quo Remains


The cover of the October 20 issue of National Journal.
Coming and Going: Regardless of who wins the presidency, there will be new faces in the White House and Cabinet next year. A look at the possibilities. A Staff Report

The cover of the October 20 issue of National Journal.

Coming and Going: Regardless of who wins the presidency, there will be new faces in the White House and Cabinet next year. A look at the possibilities. A Staff Report