Senators make boozy Super Bowl bet

Now here’s a wager the rest of the Senate can get behind — a Super Bowl bet that, whatever the outcome, requires the loser to buy booze for all 99 of his or her congressional colleagues in the upper chamber. Score!

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenDems call for better birth control access for female troops GOP puts shutdown squeeze play on Dems Senators seek to boost women in international forces MORE (D-N.H.) and Charles SchumerCharles Schumer78 lawmakers vote to sustain Obama veto 3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Overnight Tech: Tech pushes for debate spotlight | Disney may bid for Twitter | Dem seeks Yahoo probe MORE (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday on Twitter that they’re putting their respective states’ brews behind their pigskin predictions.

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The loser will buy beers from the winner’s home state for the entire Senate. Shaheen, a New England Patriots fan, said in a news release, “This Sunday, the only thing sweeter than the taste of craft beer brewed in the Granite State will be the taste of victory when the Patriots beat the Giants.”

Diehard New York Giants fan Schumer countered, “When Big Blue brings Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to their knees, the entire U.S. Senate will understand why we love New York brew. Go Giants!”