10/26/2010 04:10 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Esquire Names The 5 Worst-Dressed Candidates (PHOTOS, POLL)

The individual disasters are many: Brad Ellsworth's begelled hair in Indiana, Michael Bennet's occasional Zuckerberg moments in Colorado, and, of course, Joe Miller. But the sins of overgrooming, Joe-the-Plumbering, and just being old are not impeachable offenses. It takes a pattern of powerless behavior, wherein a profile of sloppiness emerges and a string of bad hair days turns into a negative campaign ad... for yourself.

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