Klobuchar office wins Cherry Blossom race

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharJudiciary Dems seek hearing on voting rights Senate passes resolution honoring Prince CBS News lands Sanders as WHCA dinner guest MORE’s (D-Minn.) “Minnesota Nice and Fast” team was the fastest congressional office in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Capitol Hill Competition.

Klobuchar’s team beat 64 other House and Senate offices competing for the honor.

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Capitol Hill Competition is an annual race sponsored by the Congressional Federal Credit Union and the United States Senate Federal Credit Union to fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The “White Cheddar Shredders” representing Rep. Peter WelchPeter WelchGOP rep debates future of cybersecurity bill The recovery is underway Consumers have the right to know what is in their food MORE’s (D-Vt.) office came in second, closely followed by defending champions “Red, White and Blumenauer” representing Rep. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerPoll: Doctors find barriers to end-of-life talks House to vote on six IRS bills next week Bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduces tariff bill MORE (D-Ore.).

The second fastest Senate team was “Carper Diem,” from the office of Sen. Tom CarperTom CarperSenators urge White House to speed cyber policy updates Retailers battle financial sector over data breach legislation Senate approves new Veterans Affairs watchdog MORE (D-Del.). Carper’s office came in fourth overall.  

A record 230 Members of Congress served as Honorary Race Chairs, including Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerCruz confronts Trump supporter Graham: 'Lucifer may be the only person Trump can beat in a general election' Obama mocks GOP, media and himself in final WHCA dinner address MORE (R-Ohio), and Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidFreedom Partners Action Fund launches ad buys in Wisconsin, Nevada Trump: 'I'd have to think about' Cruz for Supreme Court Reid: Judiciary a 'rubber stamp' for Trump-McConnell MORE (D-Nev.). More than 1,000 staffers made the ten-mile dash individually or in teams.

The fastest female runner was Kerry Allen, a member of Sen. Klochbuchar’s team, who ran the course in 1:00:44. Evan Jurkovich, representing Rep. David Loebsack (D-Iowa), was the fastest man with a time of 52:09.

Two teams were given the distinction of the cleverest team names: Sen. Mazie HironoMazie HironoCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees Sanders takes Hawaii MORE’s (D-Hawaii) “A-Mazie-ing Race” and Rep. Scott Peters’ (D-Calif.) “Peters Speeders.”

The Hill was among the sponsors for the event.



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