Picture of the Day: In the 1970s, Barney Frank Campaigned on Dishevelment

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The retiring legend Barney Frank is renowned for being unkempt -- and he's owned that reputation since early in his career.

Before getting elected to Congress in 1980, Frank served for seven years in the Massachusetts state legislature, where he ran for reelection on the slogan, "Neatness isn't everything," featured on the poster above.

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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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