Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has been working really hard since he made it to the Senate to hone his bipartisan image -- and also his abs.
He appears to be succeeding on both fronts, according to Capitol Hill staffers surveyed by Washingtonian magazine for its September issue.
Brown, once famously featured nude in a Cosmo spread, ranked as the No. 2 male "Hottie" in the Senate, after Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), with each tickling fancies on both sides of the aisle. "Thune and Brown have bipartisan appeal," Washingtonian wrote.
Brown also took the runner-up spot for "Gym Rat" behind Thune, with the magazine noting, "How do you think they stay so hot?"
Brown's campaign declined to weigh in on the beauty pageant rankings, but did point to the category that it found most relevant to the Massachusetts contest against the senator's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren: Washingtonian's insiders also dubbed Brown the least partisan senator, ahead of Connecticut independent Joe Lieberman and Virginia Democrat Mark Warren.
Senate sources confirm that Brown is a morning regular at the Senate gym, though he doesn't restrict his exercise to the a.m. hours. Nor does he restrict himself to the congressional facility. During the Republican National Convention, Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser tweeted, "When told he could pretty much go wherever he wants at RNC, Scott Brown says, 'Oh, ok. Well, I want to go to the gym.'"
This story has been updated with more information on Sen. Brown's gym habits.