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Office assignments don't go well for Charlie Crist



As an incoming Democrat coming into his first term in a U.S. Congress controlled by Republicans, Charlie Crist knew he was going to get the dregs of offices.

As Roll Call points out, new representatives have no claim on the offices that are coveted for their locations, size or other features, so they get assigned the worst of the worst offices via a lottery.

The lottery drawing was Thursday. How did Crist do? About as bad as can be imagined.

That last pick in the lottery pretty much means Crist will be looking at offices in the Longworth House Office Building or the Cannon Office Building. There's no underground train connecting these buildings to the Capitol, so lawmakers will have to brave the elements.

How bad can it be, though, right? Well, we're talking drinking water that's tainted with lead in Cannon. The loser of the 2014 lottery found herself there.

Welcome to Washington, D.C. Rep. Crist!

[Last modified: Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:17pm]


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