EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 12, 2013

Congressmen betting lunch

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Rhode Island and a Republican congressman from Illinois are betting lunch on the outcome of the Stanley Cup finals.

Democrat David Cicilline and Republican Adam Kinzinger announced the wager Tuesday.

If the Blackhawks prevail, Cicilline agrees to serve Kinzinger and his staff clam chowder, chorizo sausage and Del’s Lemonade. If the Bruins win, Kinzinger will provide Chicago-style pizza, hotdogs and local popcorn.

Cicilline and Kinzinger were both first elected in 2010. They say the bet and the staff luncheon are intended to foster better relationships between Democrats and Republicans.