Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerNetanyahu: 'No question' about Trump's support for Israel The Hill's 12:30 Report Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt MORE (R-Ohio), Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerSecond Dem calls for probe into Russian election involvement Schumer calls for Senate probe into Russian interference Senate Dems hold out on spending deal, risking shutdown 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 GillibrandDemocrats unnerved by Trump's reliance on generals Duckworth: Expediting Mattis waiver 'dangerous' Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk 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.