Carte Goodwin, Senator Robert Byrd's Replacement: Is Goodwin The Newest Sexiest Senator? (PHOTOS, POLL)

07/16/2010 03:14 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Senate just got a little better looking today with the appointment of Carte Goodwin to fill Robert Byrd's seat. Don't get us wrong: Byrd was a stud--Dear Abby once suggested he do some male modeling for Brooks Brothers--but 36-year-old Goodwin is certainly a cutie with his good looks and Southern charm. Here's some screen grabs from Friday's press conference:

So, what do you think? Is Carte Goodwin the sexiest senator? Remember--he's competing against the likes of Scott Brown and Evan Bayh.

(P.S. Sorry, ladies--he's married.)