106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

U.S. Senate Nominees in W.Va., Va. Bet on High School Football Game

View Comments
Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Republican nominees for U.S. Senate from Virginia and West Virginia have made a friendly wager on the outcome of a high school football game between schools from their states.

Ed Gillespie’s campaign says if West Virginia’s Bluefield High School beats Virginia’s Graham High, he’ll send Virginia ham to Shelley Moore Capito.

If Graham High wins, the congresswoman will send West Virginia pepperoni rolls to Gillespie.

Gillespie says he looks forward to enjoying pepperoni rolls, while Capito says Bluefield High has a tradition of bringing home the bacon against Graham, and Friday night’s game will be no different.

Gillespie is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in November in Virginia, while Capito is squaring off against West Virginia Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.

Bluefield beat Graham 60-38 last year.

More From Virginia

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,596 other followers