A bit of home-state culinary pride is on the line for Rubio and Lee. Lee is promising to fork over one of his favorite Utah-made treats — chocolate-covered cinnamon bears — if he fails to win the friendly wager (although we hear his staffers aren’t planning on losing).

If Rubio isn’t victorious over his Beehive State colleague, he’ll be sending pastelitos, a Cuban pastry, Lee’s way.

While he wouldn’t place bets on which office might win, Lautenberg told us in an email, “This is the Senate at its best. This spirited competition is a great act of kindness by Sens. Rubio and Lee and we New Jerseyans deeply appreciate it.”

We’ll see which senator’s team reigns supreme — the food drive ends Dec. 14.

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