By Lanford Beard
July 20, 2011 at 09:44 PM EDT
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Forget Jackie O. Move over, Michelle Obama. If Sofia Vergara’s boyfriend has his way, the Modern Family actress will be the newest style-setter inside the Beltway by 2013, reports the Palm Beach Post. Banking heir and environmental consultant Nick Loeb, Vergara’s boyfriend of a year, is considering running for a U.S. Senate seat from Florida next year. Said Loeb of his potential campaign, “The Emmys are Sept. 18 and I’ll probably make a decision after that.” Glad he’s got his priorities straight!

Loeb Tweeted that he might look “more closely” at running after his strongest competitor quit the race early this week, and he told the Post, “Now that [Republican state senator] Mike Haridopolos has dropped out of the race I’m sure there’s going to be other people who are interested in running. I probably won’t be making a decision until sometime after Labor Day. I would say more toward the end of September… Right now I’m supporting Sofia and her career.”

That’s not to say Vergara isn’t supportive of Loeb’s political aspirations. If anything, the Colombia native would be a boon for his constituency of Hispanic voters. And men with pulses.

But let’s get down to brass tacks on this one. How might a campaign affect Vergara’s role on Modern Family, most especially the voluptuous star’s fashion sense? Famous for showing off her curves, will will the small-screen sex symbol have to button it up for this new role as Capitol Hill leading lady? We certainly hope not.

Are you looking forward to seeing Vergara on the campaign trail?

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