Speaker John BoehnerJohn Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare MORE (R-Ohio), Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Democrats press Wells Fargo CEO for more answers on scandal 78 lawmakers vote to sustain Obama veto MORE (D-N.Y.) and "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Berzizenski also were at the game.
“Certainly we are all competitive or we wouldn’t be in Congress,” Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) said before the game.
The most impressive play of the evening was Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOvernight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security Overnight Finance: McConnell offers 'clean' funding bill | Dems pan proposal | Flint aid, internet measure not included | More heat for Wells Fargo | New concerns on investor visas Senate Dems call for investigation into Wells Fargo's wage practices MORE’s (D-N.Y.) hit to the outfield that brought two runners home and gave the members an early 2-0 lead. Gillibrand also pitched for the lawmakers; after her hit her young son could be heard yelling “Go Mommy!”
The annual game is held to raise funds for the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that provides support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Since the inaugural game in 2008, the organization has raised $200,000.
During Wednesday’s game, the group received a $5,000 anonymous donation in addition to the money raised through ticket sales.