Meet Mike Crapo: Lawmakers Who Twist Tongues With Difficult Last Names

07/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nearly 25 percent of Capitol Hill lawmakers have surnames that are hard enough to pronounce that they're listed in the Congressional Quarterly pronunciation guide used by the clerks on Capitol Hill. Among those on the list: House newcomers Reps. Dan Maffei (MUH-fay) and John Boccieri (bo-CHAIR-ee) as well as Sen. Mike Crapo -- no crap, just CRAY-poe.

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