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Allen West and Frederica Wilson among the newbies making their way in DC

The Washington Post today profiles the incoming crop of freshman lawmakers, noting that some "arrived wearing totems of their winning campaigns, like college students still sporting high school letter jackets."

That included: "Rep-elect Allen West (R-Fla.), a retired Army lieutenant colonel, wore parachutist insignia on his lapel. Rep.-elect Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) wore one of her fabulous hats: a black cowboy hat covered in sequins (she tried to wear another large hat in her official Congressional ID photo, but Capitol officials wouldn't allow it)."

Read the story here.