Senators send out not-so-sweet Halloween card

Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenHomeland Security searching some social media doesn't violate privacy The feds shouldn't blackball Kaspersky without public evidence Week ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny MORE (D-N.H.) and Mark KirkMark KirkGiffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns Stale, misguided, divisive: minimum wage can't win elections Immigration critics find their champion in Trump MORE (R-Ill.) are sending out a spooky card this Halloween that might scare the bejeezus out of supporters of the U.S. sugar program.

The postcard features creepy bats flying across a full moon with the message, “The U.S. Sugar Program: a trick on consumers and a treat for the sugar industry.”

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An attached note meant to win some sweet-toothed support asks fellow lawmakers to co-sponsor the Stop Unfair Giveaway and Restrictions (that’s SUGAR, get it?) Act, introduced by the two senators back in January, which they contend would save consumers billions of dollars.

Kirk is the holder of the “candy desk” in the Senate chamber, which is stocked chock-full of sugary treats.

 No word on what Shaheen and Kirk will be offering up to sugar-crazed trick-or-treaters this year.