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Democrat rolls Pombo but GOP prevails

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, June 30th, 2006 at 10:39 am in congressional district 11.

Nah, this is not a prediction of the outcome of the November general election. This is about the annual congressional baseball game last night.

GOP Rep. Richard Pombo was playing the catcher’s position when Democrat Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri charged home plate after a foul ball and bowled him over. The Democrats in the crowd reportedly went nuts.

“No harm done,” says Pombo flack Lucas Frances, tongue firmly in cheek. “Pombo is accustomed to attacks from left field.”

The final score?

Republicans 12, Democrats 1.

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  • Bill Gram-Reefer

    The 12-1 score suggests the Republicans were playing hardball and the Dems were playing softball.