Lugar, Pence tweet their joy over Butler Final Four win

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) took to Twitter to express his delight that Indiana’s Butler University will play for a national college basketball championship.

“Congrats @butleru @BUCoachStevens @ButlerMBB and @ButlerBlue2! A great moment yet again for Indiana!,” Lugar tweeted Saturday night after the Bulldogs beat Virginia Commonwealth University in the semifinal.

The Bulldogs will be underdogs when they play the University of Connecticut in Monday night’s final.

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) was even more excited in his victory tweet. “How about them Dawgs! Butler University is headed back to the NCAA Championship Game! This time they are bringing the banner home to Hinkle!,” he tweeted.

But Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Democratic National Convention event calendar Liberal group: Kaine could be 'disastrous' VP pick MORE (D-Va.) tweeted that VCU have nothing to be ashamed of. “Dang. Congratulations to RamNation on quite a tourney run. VCU did us proud,” Warner tweeted after the loss.

Rep. Bobby ScottBobby ScottChanging the game in American education Less paperwork, more college Lawmakers fighting for stronger protections for older workers MORE (D-Va.) also tweeted his condolences to the VCU team. "Still proud of our @VCU Rams! Congrats to Butler and @RepAndreCarson and @RepDanBurton on winning that bet," he wrote.

There was no word from @GOPLeader, Rep. Eric CantorEric CantorThree strategies to help Clinton build 'Team of Teams' David Brat may run for Senate if Kaine becomes VP The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE's (R-Va.) Twitter account, but his press office tweeted pictures of the Majority Leader with other politicians at the game.

"@bobmcdonnell and @GOPLeader Cantor in black and gold cheer on #VCU Rams in Houston http://yfrog.com/gywpthqj," the press office feed tweeted.

Eric Cantor and Bob McDonnell at the NCAA Final Four

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