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July 11, 2014

Utah Couple Dubs Their Kid ‘Senator’

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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