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Politicians announce their gambling

Feb 01, 2012 12:02 am
Most gamblers do not send out press releases announcing their bets. Politicians around Super Bowl time are another matter. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick both announced on Tue., Jan. 31, that they are betting on the Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. They are betting quantities of specialty foods unique to their states, greek yogurt, bagels, and cheesecake from New York, clam chowder, pie and chips from Boston. Both leaders have also pledged that if their team succeeds, they will divert their illegal winnings to a local food bank. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, also sent out a press release announcing his gambling, a Super Bowl bet with New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen with local beers, including one from Troy’s Brown’s Brewing Co., in the bet. Cuomo is also considering allowing casino gambling in New York.
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