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Anna Eshoo bets on Stanford’s Final Four win

By Josh Richman
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 12:56 pm in Anna Eshoo, U.S. House.

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, whose district includes Stanford University, has made a friendly wager with Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., on Sunday’s NCAA Final Four women’s basketbatll matchup between Stanford and the University of Connecticut.

“Stanford has come really close a few times during the NCAA tournament over the past decade, but the word ‘close’ doesn’t translate to ‘champion’ in any language,” Courtney smack-talked. “The UConn Huskies women are five-time champions with the hunger for another big win, and this is certainly their year after another undefeated season.”

“As a Connecticut native, I have a soft spot for the UConn Huskies, but the Stanford women have my 1000% support and confidence,” Eshoo retorted. “Just as in last year’s tournament, Stanford will be the victor in this game. Stanford always finishes strong and this is their year to take the championship.”

If Stanford wins, Courtney will provide a gift basket of salami from Rein’s Deli in Vernon, Conn.; lemonade from The Farmer’s Cow; wine from the Colchester Vineyard; maple syrup from Hebron, Conn.; Munson’s Chocolate UConn Husky chocolate bars; locally farmed honey; and cigars from Jarmoc Farms in Enfield, Conn.

If UConn wins, Eshoo is on the hook for a gift basket of 14th Congressional District wine and Coastside artichokes.

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