‘Cuteness Counts’: Fox & Friends Hosts Suggest Democrat Won Special Election Because ‘He’s Cute’

In light of Democrat candidate Conor Lamb declaring victory in Tuesday night’s special congressional election, some pundits have used it to suggest a liberal anti-Donald Trump wave is under way, but the hosts of Fox & Friends chalked the results up to the “cuteness” vote.

While results are still too close to technically call in the Pittsburgh-area PA18 district, Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt said Democrats should start looking at this race as a template for future elections in pro-Trump areas. “Democrats are definitely looking at that and saying what is it about this candidate that people like because we gotta’ continue this,” Earhardt said.

Steve Doocy believed the answer to Lamb’s it-factor was his devastating good looks, saying, “Brit Hume said he was cute a couple a nights ago.”

Co-host Earhardt chimed-in with agreement and laughter: “He is very handsome. He’s young, he’s a Marine.”

Kilmeade closed the segment of the president’s favorite morning show by suggesting network veteran Brit Hume is Fox News’ resident cuteness expert.

“I go to Brit Hume to find out what policies matter and sometimes cuteness counts,” concluded Kilmeade.

Lamb currently leads the race over Republican Rep. Rick Saccone by roughly 600 ballots with all precincts reporting — a sign that the race is as good as over.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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