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Vote For Good Lookin': Candidates’ Appearances Affect Election Results02:51

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MIT political science Professor Gabriel Lenz has studied how much a candidate's appearance affects an election's outcome, and his answer is "a lot."

Lenz spoke with WBUR's Deborah Becker about the rise of Sen. Scott Brown, former Cosmo centerfold, and weighed in on which candidate might hold the edge in the 2010 race for Massachusetts governor.

This program aired on July 29, 2010.

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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.


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