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The Wall Street Journal branches out in the Rupert Murdoch era and brings us the latest in staffer hook-ups:

Jesse Benton, 30, had a serious girlfriend in Washington when he signed up to be communications director for Texas Rep. Ron Paul. That quickly ended when she complained about his being on the road so much, he says.

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Several months later Mr. Benton was spotted kissing Mr. Paul’s granddaughter and fellow campaign staffer, Valori Pyeatt, 22, in a hallway of the Des Moines Marriott. “It’s uncentering to have no real routine, but it’s also liberating. It lets your passions out,” says Mr. Benton, who is now engaged to Ms. Pyeatt. The two plan to marry in Texas in August.

Yes, the quote “let your passions out” made it past an editor.