Rocky Mountain oysters, smoked salmon on the line in politicians' Super Bowl bets
© Getty Images

Politicians are revved up for the epic battle between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

On hand at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will be Rep. Diane DeGette (D-Colo.), the deputy Democratic whip, and Rep. Suzan DelBeneSuzan DelBeneOvernight Health Care: ObamaCare signup groups to get answers on funding this week | Dems demand Trump action on opioids | More Dems back ‘Medicare for All’ bill Week ahead: Senate panel looks to quickly strike deal on ObamaCare fix Overnight Health Care: Governors urge Congress to fund key ObamaCare payments | Warren backs Sanders’ single-payer bill | Advocates seek long-term funding for children’s health program MORE (D-Wash.).

DelBene is a mega Seahawks fan and longtime season ticket holder, her office said. She once was a high school football referee and regularly schools her staff on the finer points of the NFL rulebook.

DeGette's family has had Broncos season tickets since 1964.

"This will not be her first, having attended the Broncos only Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998,” spokesman Colby Nelson said.

Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will also be in the stands, as will New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), a former congressman, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). Major local politicians like Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), whose district encompasses the stadium, will watch remotely.

Coming as a guest of Jets owner Woody Johnson will be former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

While Romney, a Patriots fan, hasn't made his preference in the game clear, House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorEric Cantor offering advice to end ‘immigration wars’ Trump's olive branch differs from the golden eras of bipartisanship After divisive rally, Trump calls for unity MORE (R-Va.) said Sunday he is rooting for the Seahawks because two top players, including their quarterback, hail from Virginia.

"Not only Russell Wilson, but Michael Robinson is from Richmond, he went to Varina High School. We're looking for a good game and a big win,” Cantor said CBS "Face the Nation."

While other members of Congress's Washington and Colorado delegations are in front of the television for the big game, that hasn't stopped them from laying bets with each other.

The prize goes to Rep. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerGOP senator calls on China, 20 other countries to cut ties with North Korea Week ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny It is time to make domestic terrorism a federal crime MORE (R-Colo.), who bet Rocky Mountain oysters — also known as bull calf testicles.

For the Colorado House Democrats, Rep. Jared Polis bet Celestial Seasonings tea, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a porter beer. DeGette has bet whiskey and tamales.

For the Colorado Republicans, Rep. Scott Tipton bet toffee, Rep. Doug Lamborn bet sirloin steaks and Rep. Mike Coffman bet ale.

The Washington House delegation as a whole has vowed to give Skittles to the Colorado delegation, if the Seahawks win. Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is famous for his Skittles habit.

House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersPolitical decency may triumph despite Trump's DACA decision Ryan calls for 'permanent legislative solution' on DACA Harvey response puts squeeze on GOP MORE (R-Wash.) is betting cheese, while DelBene is betting Woodinville wine and smoked salmon.

Rep. Rick LarsenRick LarsenFor Hill staffers, Cruz’s ‘liked’ porn tweet a nightmare scenario Dem lawmaker: ‘Idiocy’ for ESPN to remove announcer Robert Lee from Virginia football game Trump's 'infrastructure week' goes off the rails MORE (D) has put gin from Everett's Bluewater Distilling on the line, and Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Herrera BeutlerWorking together on children’s healthcare The Hill's Latina Leaders to Watch CNN launches new digital series on 'badass women of Washington' MORE (R) bet candy from Chehalis Mints. Rep. Doc HastingsDoc HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE (R) is also betting wine, while Rep. Jim McDermottJim McDermottLobbying World Dem lawmaker: Israel's accusations start of 'war on the American government' Dem to Trump on House floor: ‘Stop tweeting’ MORE (D) has Theo Chocolate on the line.

Rep. Derek KilmerDerek KilmerInterior chief: New offshore drilling funds should pay for parks Our national parks need updates; Congress can help House Dems: Administration ignoring hundreds of oversight requests MORE (D) has bet caramel apples, and Rep. Dave ReichertDavid ReichertJuan Williams: Momentum builds against gerrymandering GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections Targeted Republicans push back on retirement speculation MORE (R) has chocolate, blueberry pie and apples on the line.

Rep. Adam SmithAdam SmithCongress, authorize fresh base closures to strengthen our military GOP lawmaker drops effort to force vote to extend DACA protections Trump officials brief lawmakers on North Korea MORE (D) has bet Vietnamese BBQ and Rep. Denny HeckDenny HeckExclusive: Guccifer 2.0 hacked memos expand on Pennsylvania House races Heck enjoys second political wind Incoming lawmaker feeling a bit overwhelmed MORE (D) has bet scone mix.

Over in the Senate, Sens. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetGOP eying 'blue slip' break to help Trump fill the courts NFL star claims he was victim of 'abusive conduct' by Las Vegas police Gardner throws support behind DREAM Act MORE (D-Colo.) and Mark UdallMark UdallDemocratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' MORE (D-Colo.) bet Colorado-raised bison from Tony’s Market, Palisade-grown peaches and a gift certificate to Elway's restaurant if the Seahawks prevail.

Sens. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayWeek ahead: Senators near deal to stabilize ObamaCare markets Policymaking commission offers a glimmer of hope in hyper-partisan Washington Dems call on DeVos to work with CFPB to protect student borrowers MORE (D-Wash.) and Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellSenate energy bill is misguided gift to Trump’s dirty fossil fuel agenda Help states solve their housing problems with the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act Time to pass the U.S. OUTDOOR Act to support American jobs and consumers MORE (D-Wash.) wagered smoked salmon from the Nisqually Indian Tribe, a selection of sauces and honey from Brush Prairie, Wash.-based Honey Ridge Farms, and "12th Man" cupcakes from Cupcake Royale in Seattle if the Broncos win.

Underscoring her status as a fan, Cantwell has posted huge 12th Man flags in her Senate office building window.