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January 10, 2014

Hudson, Pelosi make friendly wager on NFL game

North Carolina Republican U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made a friendly little bet Friday on this weekend's National Football League playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers.

North Carolina Republican U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made a friendly little bet Friday on this weekend's National Football League playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers.

A 49ers win means Hudson will give Pelosi Bojangles chicken, Lance crackers, "and plenty of Cheerwine to wash it all down," as a Pelosi statement put it. But a Panthers victory will mean Pelosi will give Hudson with San Francisco sourdough bread from Boudin Bakery and chocolate from Ghirardelli and TCHO.

“San Francisco’s legendary chocolate and sourdough aren’t going anywhere: the 49ers are going to flatten the Panthers,” Pelosi said. “I look forward to starting next week with a hearty meal of chicken, crackers, Cheerwine, and victory.”

“If Leader Pelosi is so desperate to taste some delicious southern food and Cheerwine that she would enter into a bet she is sure to lose, you have to wonder what they’re feeding those folks out on the West Coast,” said Hudson, who represents the 8th District. “But if she really wants to do this, I’ll gladly enjoy some San Francisco sweets every day next week while the Panthers are on their way to a conference championship.”

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