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Presidential campaign creeps into sitcomville on 'New Girl': Schmidt poses as Mitt Romney son 'Tugg'

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New Girl's Schmidt does his best impression of a Romney son.

You're used to the presidential campaign dominating "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" or "Saturday Night Live." But five weeks before the election, you don't expect it to show up on a hit sitcom.

Last night, on Fox's "New Girl," the character Schmidt found a new way to pick up women: be a Romney. Not Mitt.  One of the sons. Specifically, the one you never heard of: Tugg.

He does look like he could fit into the family — not a bad idea (and pretty funny).

Ladies in bars, beware!