If you’ve noticed Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, looking a bit more hirsute lately, you can rest assured that it is not a naked, cheeky bid for support from the newly formed Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of Responsible Democracy (BEARD PAC). (We kid you not, by the way. Check here.)
Griffith started growing out the goatee he has sported for many years, aiming for a full beard a few days BEFORE the BEARD PAC filed with the Federal Elections Commission, saying it intends to support the election campaigns of bearded candidates.
Griffith is one of only a dozen members of Congress with any kind of beard at all. Their ranks will be shaved even closer with the retirements of Rep.s David Obey and Steve LaTourette, BEARD PAC fears.
He says he was unaware he was part of the beard caucus.