Rep. DeGette to attend Super Bowl

Greg Nash

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) will be attending Sunday's Super Bowl in New Jersey, her office said Thursday.

The House Democratic chief deputy whip is a major Denver Broncos fan and will be rooting for them to prevail over the Seattle Seahawks.

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"Rep. DeGette will be attending the Super Bowl this year and is a longtime season ticket holder," spokesman Colby Nelson said. "In fact, her family has had season tickets since 1964." 

"This will not be her first, having attended the Broncos only Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998. Hopefully, she will bring them some good luck again this year."

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is not planning to attend the event despite sporting a Peyton Manning jersey in the Senate hallway Tuesday. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) ignored a reporter's question about attending the football game.

For Washington State, Seattle fan Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will be watching the big game on television, a spokesman said.