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Campaign circus: 12 months of GOP hunks

By Ed Hornick, CNN
Marco Rubio, the Republican vying to become Florida's next senator, is Mr. November in Vanity Fair's "Red Meat" calendar. (Photo illustration by Hamish Robertson, exclusively for VF.com)
Marco Rubio, the Republican vying to become Florida's next senator, is Mr. November in Vanity Fair's "Red Meat" calendar. (Photo illustration by Hamish Robertson, exclusively for VF.com)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • White House misspells first lady's name
  • Vanity Fair magazine releases their GOP hunks calendar
  • Laura Bush gets a "Mini-Me"
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Washington (CNN) -- As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.

It's certainly not the FDNY calendar

Vanity Fair magazine has unveiled "Red Meat," its official 2010-11 Republican Beefcake Calendar -- House Minority Leader John Boehner in a Speedo-style bathing suit is a must see.

Whoopsie

The White House recently sent out a press release with a glaring error. The press shop misspelled first lady Michelle Obama's name. On Wednesday, they sent a corrected press release to reporters.

This isn't amateur night at The Apollo

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was booed by an audience Tuesday night at a debate when she declined to end negative ads. Her opponent, Democrat Jerry Brown, accepted the challenge.

Here's Johnny

"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart lambasted Republicans on his show Tuesday night for saying Washington is broken and needs "change," without laying out specifics on how they will fix it.

He was especially tough on Sen. John McCain -- using sound bytes of the Arizona Republican saying that the system is broken. "John McCain has always worked here and always will and he is the caretaker from 'The Shining,' " said Stewart.

Move over, Zagat Guide

Former President Clinton, perhaps the most sought-after campaigner this year, is also the most sought-after diner. Restaurants around the world are using his visits to attract customers -- and it's working. A tip here: You might want to call ahead for the "Clinton Table" at the Bukhara restaurant in New Delhi, India.

A scary day for Democrats

"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno used Halloween to take a shot at Democrats, saying: "Of course this Sunday is Halloween -- the scariest day of the year. Unless you're Democrat and that's next Tuesday that would be the scariest day of the year."

I want a best friend

The New York Post reports that White House senior adviser David Axelrod is in the market for a dog and has been "begging his wife for a dog" since coming to Washington. The only problem? His wife, according to the paper, says he has to wait until he moves back home to Illinois.

Picture of the day: Her very own 'Mini-Me'

Former first lady Laura Bush has something to cheer about in this picture from Getty Images: She received her bobble-head doll during California first lady Maria Shriver's annual Women's Conference on Tuesday.

 
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