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What do Ryan, Murray have in common? Russell Wilson

Photo shows Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan holding Seahawks' Russell Wilson jerseys. Murray gave Ryan an autographed jersey because they found out during budget talks they both admired the quarterback. (Sen. Patty Murray's office)
Photo shows Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan holding Seahawks' Russell Wilson jerseys. Murray gave Ryan an autographed jersey because they found out during budget talks they both admired the quarterback. (Sen. Patty Murray's office)

Photo courtesy of Sen. Patty Murray's office.

Russell Wilson has been the key to the Seahawks' success this season. But he has also had a role in something a bit bigger -- the agreement on the federal budget worked out by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

Coming in to negotiations over the budget last fall, the two didn't share much in common except an admiration for Wilson's abilities as a quarterback -- at the Seahawks for Murray, at the University of Wisconsin for Ryan. After the budget deal was announced, the two joked on Meet the Press about Wilson being a common line in their negotiations.

Today Murray presented Ryan with an autographed Seahawks No. 3  Wilson jersey. Ryan presented her with some Kringle, which is the official Wisconsin state pastry, and some cheese.

No word if they plan to both don jerseys to watch Saturday's game together and share the snacks.

 




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