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Social media wrap: And the winner of the cutest pet on Capitol Hill is ...

September 14, 2010 |  4:05 pm

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... Cali the Dachshund, owned by Californian Republican Rep. Ken Calvert.

Showing that even our political representatives are not above sending each other cutesy pics of adorable animals, Calvert on Tuesday tweeted and Facebooked the results of the annual competition sponsored by the Animal Health Institute: Dog2

I’m pleased to announce that our office dog Cali beat out 131 other dogs to be crowned Cutest Dog on the Hill! Congratulations Cali! #pet

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Go here to see the cutest dog on Capitol Hill http://bit.ly/cTV1wd #pets

Hawaiian Democrat Mazie Hirono, whose cat Hemic, placed second also tweeted:

D.C.- @AnimalsHealthy My cat Hemic is a runner up in the 2010 Cutest Pets on the Hill contest http://tinyurl.com/24dbgxw  ...

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Both lawmakers now return to the more serious business of sending each other Onion links and playing Facebook Farm Town.

-- Craig Howie

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