Rocky Mountain oysters, smoked salmon on the line in politicians' Super Bowl bets
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Politicians are revved up for the epic battle between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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On hand at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will be Rep. Diane DeGette (D-Colo.), the deputy Democratic whip, and Rep. Suzan DelBeneSuzan Kay DelBeneCongressional authority in a time of Trump executive overreach Moderate Democratic lawmakers back privacy bill favored by businesses The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Association of Manufacturers - Trump, Congress draw battle lines on impeachment MORE (D-Wash.).

DelBene is a mega Seahawks fan and longtime season ticket holder, her office said. She once was a high school football referee and regularly schools her staff on the finer points of the NFL rulebook.

DeGette's family has had Broncos season tickets since 1964.

"This will not be her first, having attended the Broncos only Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998,” spokesman Colby Nelson said.

Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will also be in the stands, as will New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), a former congressman, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). Major local politicians like Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), whose district encompasses the stadium, will watch remotely.

Coming as a guest of Jets owner Woody Johnson will be former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

While Romney, a Patriots fan, hasn't made his preference in the game clear, House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorThe Democrats' strategy conundrum: a 'movement' or a coalition? The biggest political upsets of the decade Bottom Line MORE (R-Va.) said Sunday he is rooting for the Seahawks because two top players, including their quarterback, hail from Virginia.

"Not only Russell Wilson, but Michael Robinson is from Richmond, he went to Varina High School. We're looking for a good game and a big win,” Cantor said CBS "Face the Nation."

While other members of Congress's Washington and Colorado delegations are in front of the television for the big game, that hasn't stopped them from laying bets with each other.

The prize goes to Rep. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerTensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum McConnell keeps press in check as impeachment trial starts Progressive group launches campaign targeting vulnerable GOP senators on impeachment MORE (R-Colo.), who bet Rocky Mountain oysters — also known as bull calf testicles.

For the Colorado House Democrats, Rep. Jared Polis bet Celestial Seasonings tea, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a porter beer. DeGette has bet whiskey and tamales.

For the Colorado Republicans, Rep. Scott Tipton bet toffee, Rep. Doug Lamborn bet sirloin steaks and Rep. Mike Coffman bet ale.

The Washington House delegation as a whole has vowed to give Skittles to the Colorado delegation, if the Seahawks win. Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is famous for his Skittles habit.

House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersKoch network could target almost 200 races in 2020, official says Lawmakers voice skepticism over Facebook's deepfake ban House Ethics Committee finds McMorris Rodgers misused official resources MORE (R-Wash.) is betting cheese, while DelBene is betting Woodinville wine and smoked salmon.

Rep. Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenAviation chairmen cite safety, new tech among concerns for the future The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Diplomat's 'powerful' testimony and 'lynching' attract headlines The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump's impeachment plea to Republicans MORE (D) has put gin from Everett's Bluewater Distilling on the line, and Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerDemocrats launch bilingual ad campaign off drug pricing bill The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by AdvaMed — House panel delays impeachment vote until Friday House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices MORE (R) bet candy from Chehalis Mints. Rep. Doc HastingsRichard (Doc) Norman HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE (R) is also betting wine, while Rep. Jim McDermottJames (Jim) Adelbert McDermottSondland has 'no intention of resigning,' associate says Three women accuse Gordon Sondland of sexual misconduct Portland hotel chain founded by Trump ambassador says boycott is attack on employees MORE (D) has Theo Chocolate on the line.

Rep. Derek KilmerDerek Christian KilmerHouse extends Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for another year Progressive freshmen jump into leadership PAC fundraising Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to testify on Libra | Extremists find home on Telegram app | Warren blasts Facebook for not removing anti-Biden ad | California outlaws facial recognition in police body cameras | China rips US tech sanctions MORE (D) has bet caramel apples, and Rep. Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertBottom Line The most expensive congressional races of the last decade Lymphedema Treatment Act would provide a commonsense solution to a fixable problem MORE (R) has chocolate, blueberry pie and apples on the line.

Rep. Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithBroad, bipartisan rebuke for proposal to pull troops from Africa Lawmakers push back at Pentagon's possible Africa drawdown Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall MORE (D) has bet Vietnamese BBQ and Rep. Denny HeckDennis (Denny) Lynn HeckExclusive: Guccifer 2.0 hacked memos expand on Pennsylvania House races Heck enjoys second political wind Incoming lawmaker feeling a bit overwhelmed MORE (D) has bet scone mix.

Over in the Senate, Sens. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetWarren ad claims Trump fears her most Sanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (D-Colo.) and Mark UdallMark Emery UdallDemocrats will win back the Senate majority in 2020, all thanks to President Trump Poll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE (D-Colo.) bet Colorado-raised bison from Tony’s Market, Palisade-grown peaches and a gift certificate to Elway's restaurant if the Seahawks prevail.

Sens. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayConservative groups aim to sink bipartisan fix to 'surprise' medical bills Democrats request briefing on intel behind Trump's embassy threat claim Democrats ask if US citizens were detained at border checkpoints due to Iranian national origin MORE (D-Wash.) and Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellSenators fret over lack of manpower to build 5G Five tech stories to watch in 2020 Hillicon Valley: House panel unveils draft of privacy bill | Senate committee approves bill to sanction Russia | Dems ask HUD to review use of facial recognition | Uber settles sexual harassment charges for .4M MORE (D-Wash.) wagered smoked salmon from the Nisqually Indian Tribe, a selection of sauces and honey from Brush Prairie, Wash.-based Honey Ridge Farms, and "12th Man" cupcakes from Cupcake Royale in Seattle if the Broncos win.

Underscoring her status as a fan, Cantwell has posted huge 12th Man flags in her Senate office building window.