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Risch collects on bet over BSU football

Sens. Jim Risch of Idaho and Mark Warner of Virginia pose on the U.S. Capitol steps as Risch collects a bet with Warner over the BSU-Virginia Tech football game; Warner is wearing a Boise State jersey. (Courtesy photo / Office of Sen. Jim Risch)
Sens. Jim Risch of Idaho and Mark Warner of Virginia pose on the U.S. Capitol steps as Risch collects a bet with Warner over the BSU-Virginia Tech football game; Warner is wearing a Boise State jersey. (Courtesy photo / Office of Sen. Jim Risch)

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch won his bet with Virginia Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia when the BSU Broncos defeated Virginia Tech on the football field, 33-30, so today, Warner had to pay up by posing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in a Boise State jersey. Here's the photo. Interestingly, Risch has long been an outspoken opponent of gambling, and led the fight in the state Senate in 2001 to reject then-Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's negotiated tribal gaming compacts with Idaho's Indian tribes; Risch said then that the move would "sell our beautiful Idaho into the harlotry of casino gambling."




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