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(Uptown Magazine) — Many outside of Massachusetts may not know Deval Patrick. He has been the state’s governor since 2006, when the seasoned attorney ran for his very first elective office and won. Patrick spent a hardscrabble childhood on Chicago’s South Side, yet went on to graduate from elite institutions like Milton Academy and Harvard Law. He represents a new breed of African-American politician, not driven by dogma, but by personal convictions that breach chasms from fiscal conservatism to the advocacy of gay marriage.
In the past, when we thought of politicians, older Caucasian men in boring suits immediately came to mind. Oh how times have changed.
Surprisingly, over time a few handsome politicians have seeped through the governmental cracks, offering their political views and a little eye candy for those who care to see. Besides being major players in the control of our counties, states and nation these men present an aura of intelligence and power.
In addition to President Barack Obama, who clearly goes against the white man/boring suit theory, there are a few other politicians, who cause us to do double-takes, despite the fact that some of them are old enough to be our fathers.
So who are these Hot politicians?
(msnbc.com) –While Barack Obama made history in 2008 by becoming the nation’s first black president, there are a bevy of black politicians who are making waves in a variety of political realms around the country. We take a look at a handful that caught our eye.
Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Governor: Like Obama, Patrick got his start in life on Chicago’s South Side, and became Massachusetts’ first black governor in 2006. The Democrat won a tight re-election campaign in 2010, and is said to in talks to play a key role in Obama’s 2012 campaign. Though Patrick is known to be a gifted campaigner and fundraiser, he has struggled to carry over such success in office.
Donna Edwards, Maryland Congresswoman: Donna Edwards is superhuman. Or, at least she has superhuman nerves. The rep. from Maryland participated in the “Polar Bear Plunge” weeks ago in D.C. to bring awareness to climate change and global warming by jumping in the freezing-cold Potomac River for 20 seconds. TheGrio cited Edwards’ 2009 arrest in front of the Sudanese embassy as one example of her steadfastness, which has earned her a reputation on the Hill: “Donna Edwards is a tough-minded advocate,” theWashington Post wrote in an editorial last year.
(Boston Herald) — A worried White House is poised to pull out all the stops in Gov. Deval Patrick’s heated gubernatorial bid – viewed as an early litmus test of whether disenchanted voters are ready to give President Obama’s message of hope and change four more years – or the heave-ho. A Vineyard-bound Obama and his team already are discussing fall fund-raising appearances with Patrick’s camp and churning out campaign ads while David Axlerod – campaign guru for both Patrick and Obama – chats with Patrick “fairly regularly,” said one source close to the Obama administration.