Barney Frank versus Chris Cox: It's A Fashion War

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Mr. Frank, who used an antineatness slogan in his first federal campaign 27 years ago, has a lacerating wit. His support for predatory-lending reforms, minimum wage increases, and universal health care mark him as one of the most left-leaning lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Cox rarely appears in public with a hair out of place or a wrinkle in his perfectly tailored suits. He speaks with deliberation and labors to defuse criticism. Mr. Cox cut his teeth in the Reagan White House, and his votes in Congress earned him an 87% lifetime rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce before he became chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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