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Wisconsin, Minnesota U.S. Senators bet on outcome of Packers playoff game

Green Bay Packers helmet.
Green Bay Packers helmet.

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - You can hardly call this an official act. But one of Tammy Baldwin’s first tasks as a United States senator was to place a bet with her colleagues on tomorrow night’s Packer-Viking playoff game.

The Democrat Baldwin and Wisconsin Senate Republican Ron Johnson are teaming up against Minnesota’s two senators in a wager which, according to Baldwin, has brought some trash talk to the Senate’s hallowed halls.

Minnesota Democrats Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are putting up a case of beer from the Gopher State – and Johnson and Baldwin are offering a selection of Wisconsin micro-brews and traditional labels.

After being sworn in just Thursday, Baldwin says it’s been an exciting week saying “It’s only going to get better when the Packers beat the Vikings, and put an end to this trash-talking from my Minnesota colleagues.”

Franken said the Vikes have out-performed all of the experts’ predictions this year, and he thinks they’ll keep doing it Satruday night at Lambeau Field.

Las Vegas has Green Bay as a seven-and-a-half point favorite.