Gillibrand one of the best tennis players in the Senate

Gillibrand is an excellent player, an ITK spy said — so good that she could give Breaux a run for his money. 

Gillibrand is no trash-talker, though (unfortunately for ITK!). Asked recently about her skills, Gillibrand said she plays about once a week or so, not nearly as much as she used to.

The New York Democrat played on her high school team. A 2010 profile of Gillibrand in New York Magazine reported that she “earned a reputation as a player who wore down her competitors by returning their shots until they crumpled with exhaustion.”

But could she beat Breaux? ITK contacted Breaux’s Patton Boggs office, but didn’t hear back.