15 Politicians You Can't Mistake For Other Politicians (SLIDESHOW)

02/08/2013 09:53 am ET

There are 435 members of U.S. House of Representatives, and in a sea of suits, skirts and older white people, it can be difficult to tell one representative from another based on their looks.

Congressional reporter Marin Cogin laments in a New Republic article titled "They All Look the Same! A Hill reporter's guide to D.C.'s most indistinguishable politicians":

On a normal day, the life of a Capitol Hill beat reporter is not unlike that of a professional stalker: We lurk outside voting chambers, in hallway alcoves and beside the doors of basement conference rooms, hunting for unsuspecting targets whose voices will animate our stories. Often there's only one chance—a late afternoon vote series, a caucus meeting, a press conference on an issue we couldn't care less about—to grab them. And they're usually swimming in a school of people who look almost exactly like them.

As Cogin demonstrates, Congress has its share of doppelgängers. Seriously, are we sure Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) are actually different people?

But not all members of the House look the same. We've examined the ranks of Congress and found 15 members who are all truly distinctive in their own ways. From haircuts and hair colors, to signature beards and mustaches, to notable good looks and unforgettable accessories, these representatives make a mark on your memory.

With that said, perhaps it's most telling that we could only find 15 good examples.

Distinguishable Members Of Congress

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