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Sen. Franken's press aide among Capitol Hill's '50 most beautiful'

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Sen. Al Franken's press secretary Alexandra Fetissoff is among the "50 Most Beautiful" people in Washington, a traditional summer feature put together by The Hill, a congressional newspaper.

At age 29, Fetissoff has lived in 11 states – but never in Minnesota, The Hill notes. The publication also notes that the Manhattan-born, New Jersey-raised Fetissoff – No. 16 on the list – went to work for the Minnesota senator in 2009. She is president of the Senate Press Secretaries Association and started the first Franken bocce ball team, The Hill reports.

Fetissoff is engaged to Linden Zakula, whom she met two years ago when he was communications director for Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, The Hill reports. (Zakula currently lives in Minnesota and is working for Gov. Mark Dayton's re-election campaign.) The Star Tribune late last year covered the engagement of the two public voices for the state's U.S. senators.

The Hill last year included Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in its most-beautiful list, a trivial but widely anticipated feature inside the Beltway.

As the Washington Post's Reliable Source column notes, "Yes, it’s that time of year again, our Christmas in July when the congressional newspaper issues its painstaking ranking of Capitol Hill pretty people, complete with gorgeously flattering photos and earnest biographical write-ups."

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