Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

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Pelosi and Washington Democrats Announce Friendly Wager on NFC Championship

Jan 16, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic members of the State of Washington’s Congressional Delegation announced the details of a friendly wager over the NFC championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.  As passionate fans and competitive colleagues, the Members of Congress agreed to a battle for bragging rights and local delicacies.

If the Seahawks win, Pelosi will provide the Washington delegation with San Francisco sourdough bread from Boudin’s Bakery and chocolate from Ghirardelli and TCHO.  If the 49ers win, Pelosi will receive Theo’s chocolate from Congressman Jim McDermott, Brown & Haley Almond Roca toffees from Congressman Adam Smith, Fischer fair scones from Congressman Denny Heck, craft gin from Everett's Bluewater Distilling in Congressman Rick Larsen’s district, Woodinville wine and smoked salmon from Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and apples from Amy’s Decadent Chocolates courtesy of Congressman Derek Kilmer.

“Seattle may try to keep our fans out of their stadium, but they will not keep the 49ers out of their end zone,” said Leader Pelosi.  “Apparently, the Seahawks want more of their fans to witness their defeat in person.  I’ll be looking forward to savoring the bounty of my friends’ districts as the 49ers seal their return to the Super Bowl.”

“We’re looking forward to what is going to be an epic clash this Sunday between two NFC powerhouses fighting for the chance to go to the Super Bowl, and this friendly wager is a fun way to raise the stakes a little bit more in what is already the best rivalry in the NFL today,” said the Washington members.  “Considering that the 49ers have been winless in their last two visits to Seattle, we’re very appreciative of the willingness of Leader Pelosi to contribute some Bay Area treats to us.”

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