WASHINGTON, D.C. — Move over Sen. Scott Brown, there’s a new junior Senator from Beefcake.
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a Democrat running for the Senate in Arizona, posed for a series of photographs in 2007 demonstrating his workout routine, including several of the then-56 year old former special forces and SWAT Team member shirtless in a pool. The photos were part of a spread Carmona did for Business Week magazine on fitness.
Carmona was shot twice while serving in Vietnam and twice while working as a police officer, according to his campaign.
“I hope I'm in as good of shape as he is when I'm 62 — and he's been shot 4 times,” Carmona spokesman Andy Barr said.
If elected, Carmona would be the second member of the Senate to go bare chested in a major publication: Brown famously posed — in his birthday suit no less — for
Cosmo in in 1982.
BONUS: Sen. Scott Brown in the buff
John Stanton is a senior national correspondent for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.
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