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Softball: Ex-Collegiate Ballplayer Eyes Congress
Posted at 3:05 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2013
Have the women of Congress found their ringer?
Democrats may have landed a recruit in California’s 21st District against Republican Rep. David Valadao, according to Nathan L. Gonzales of The Rothenberg Political Report. Her name is Amanda Renteria and she is not just a former Capitol Hill staffer, but also a four-year softball player for the Stanford Cardinals.
Why does this matter? Because the women of Congress band together each spring to face off against the women of the Washington press corps in a softball game. After two losses, Team Congress is on the prowl for a win and, maybe after the 2014 midterms, a new ringer.
But this is a bipartisan team. And a Renteria recruitment poses the age-old question to the likes of Reps. Martha Roby, Kristi Noem, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and any other House Republicans on Team Congress: Would you rather hold the seat or “Beat the Press“?
Gonzales, a colleague and “friend” of HOH had some fun on Twitter with this development:
— Nathan Gonzales (@nathanlgonzales) September 18, 2013
HOH eagerly awaited the Twitter reaction from Team Congress co-captain and Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Gonzales’ post. It was remarkably restrained:
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) September 18, 2013
Disclosure: The author of this post is a co-captain of the Bad News Babes, the press team.
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