House Freshmen Draw for Office Space

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It's kind of like Bingo. Incoming members of the House of Representatives are engaged in a new, post-midterm race today: the race for office space. They've already been briefed on architectural nuances by the Chief Administrative Officer of the Capitol earlier this week, and The New York Times' Jennifer Steinhauser reports that they're drawing for spots today:

Freshmen House members began the great office scrum ritual Friday morning, beginning the first of many minor contests for supremacy to come. They gathered together in a large room in the Rayburn House office building where they waited for their names to be called, then gingerly made their way to the front of the room to draw a lottery number from a wooden box. Friday afternoon they will pick from available offices in order of their draw.

Read the full post at The Caucus.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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