Dold runs a play during an early morning congressional football practice. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
When the sun set on Oct. 20, the House Republican Conference was huddling on who might be the next speaker. When it rose the next day, 15 lawmakers huddled around Washington Redskins alumnus Ken Harvey, trying to figure out their offense for the 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity.
“Over the last several weeks we’ve had some late nights, but everybody is pretty enthused to get out here early in the morning,” said the congressional team captain, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., in a post-practice interview. “We’re getting out here before it’s even light outside. You know, we start stretching and we get into a good practice.” Full story