The 23 Most Important Comb-Overs Of Congress

It's a breeze!

23. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

Rubio wears a feathered comb-over.

Which settles nicely during serious moments.

22. Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)

Barrow's comb-over is known as the "legislative unicorn."

It has been known to inspire awe amongst his constituents and colleagues alike.


21. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Senator Shelby sports a classic single-stripe comb-over, sweeping from left to right.

20. Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.)

Sam Farr has what is referred to as a multi-level comb-over that flutters in the breeze.

19. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)

Polis has what is commonly referred to as an omni-directional comb-over.

However, he does regularly cover it with a crown.

18. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.)

Lamborn sports a breezy comb-over (best visible on a windy day).


17. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

Blumenthal assumes a "slick and to the side" comb-over. This look has been popularized by HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

16. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Carper uses the classic "matted in all directions" comb-over.

The Carper comb-over is legendary for its versatility in the elements.

And its nobility when the senator plays a Founding Father!

15. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

The unique Nelson tactic allows for depth as well as color diversity in the hair.

And in Senator Nelson's defense, he did have helmet hair for years.

14. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)

King sports a versatile farmer's comb-over, widely respected in his home state of Iowa.


13. Senator Angus King (I-Maine)

Senator King's comb-over is as independent as he is.

And Angus says:

12. Andy Harris (R-Md.)

A comb-over classic: long in the middle, over to the side.

11. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.)

Capuano makes use of the advanced "vapor fluff" comb-over technique.

10. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ)

Garrett sports the bold "crashing wave" style.

9. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Engel has a charming "all from the back" look.

8. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Wyden has an iconic shimmer beneath his bold right-to-left comb-over.

This regularly distracts from some problem areas.

*Problem areas.

7. Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.)

Duncan, a silver fox, keeps his head covered with a flowing silver lining.

And John Duncan Jr. says:

6. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tx.)

Ted Poe is all business in the front, party on the sides.

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5. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.)


Sensenbrenner uses the firm, downward, full head comb-over.

Which comes in handy during the eating of the bratwurst, a Wisconsin pastime.

4. Rep. David Eugene Price (D-NC)

Price's silver comb-over serves him well during impassioned speeches.

And while meeting young constituents.

3. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)


The Markey comb-over is wavy and illustrious, giving way only in times of duress, or windy days.

2. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.)

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Levin sports what is known as a "full-court press."


And has held up for more than 30 years in the Senate.


1. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)

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Chabot uses the "Round the World" technique popularized by one Donald Trump.


Elegant yet stylized.



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