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By Warren Rojas Posted at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2012
The constant bombardment of election ads must have brainwashed Utah parents Chris and Wendi Bench. How else to explain their decision to dub their 4-pound, 14-ounce preemie Senator Rockwell Bench.
“I’m not really sure what influenced it … but I thought it would be a great name to give him a little bit of respect, with some room for scandal,” Wendi Bench told her local television station.
Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee has been by to see the kid, a meeting brokered by Lee’s chief of staff, Spencer Stokes, who frequents the Bench family’s bookstore.
An aide said Lee set the newborn on the right path by gifting him a U.S. flag flown over the Capitol, a pocket Constitution and a stuffed toy elephant.
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Warren Rojas is a Heard on the Hill columnist for Roll Call, having previously worked as the founding dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and also as a tax reporter for Tax Notes. @WARojas
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