Stanley Cup

Seersucker, Hemp and the Caps: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of June 4, 2018

D.C. is abuzz with the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup win on Thursday night, but the U.S. Capitol was abuzz all week with talk of hemp products, seersucker suits and walking trails to Vermont.

Bill Nelson Cranks Out 46 Pushups
“Thank God you lost and I didn’t. They'd be taking me out of here on a stretcher."

Nelson, 72, and Sen. Richard J. Durbin wagered food and beer on the Stanley Cup Final, pitting the Chicago Blackhawks against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but in addition to betting food, the losing senator was required to do pushups equaling the number of goals scored throughout the series.

The Blackhawks clinched the series in six games Monday night, giving Chicago its third Cup in six years. Even though the teams combined to score 23 goals in the series, Durbin agreed to double the pushup amount Wednesday afternoon and forego the Cuban sandwiches Nelson wagered.