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Who knew that Capitol Hill was littered with such athletic talent. 

Politico has the story:

For some politicians – such as former Major League Baseball pitcher and current Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), and former NFL quarterback and current Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) – athletic endeavors have served as a steppingstone to Capitol Hill.

For others, they’re a way to survive after getting there.

Hit the paths that line the National Mall on any sunny afternoon, and you’re likely to see members of Congress and their staff members sweating off the stress of the day.


There’s no Hall of Fame for staying in shape while working at the Capitol, but here are 10 members and staffers who would deserve a spot if there were.

Note: If you haven’t already, now’s the time to hunt down Erskine Wells and ask him to join your softball team.