Washington Senate leaders offer friendly wager to Wisconsin counterpart on Seahawks-Packers game

With the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game at Green Bay just days away, the top two leaders in the Washington State Senate are eager to make a friendly wager on the game with one of their Wisconsin Senate counterparts.

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, today sent a joint letter from him and Senate Democratic Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, to Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott L. Fitzgerald, offering to present the Wisconsin Senate with two of Washington’s most popular products – a box of apples and some Cougar Gold cheese.

Schoesler said he and Billig eagerly await a response from Fitzgerald.

“We’d like to know soon what Wisconsin goods that Senator Fitzgerald is willing to send us if the Seahawks beat the Packers this Sunday,” said Schoesler.

Here is the text of the letter from the Washington Senate leaders:

Senator Fitzgerald,

We look forward to the upcoming contest between the Seattle Seahawks versus the Green Bay Packers.

Congratulations on the fine season your Packers have put together. One of us even roots for them when they aren’t playing the Seahawks.

However, we are sorry that your Packers’ season will be ending this Sunday.

We are confident that Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, Jadeveon Clowney, Bobby Wagner and Marshawn Lynch will secure the victory. However, in the highly unlikely scenario that your Packers best our Seahawks, the Washington State Senate stands ready to present the Wisconsin State Senate with some of Washington’s finest.

We would like to present you with the finest apples ever developed in Washington state: the brand new Cosmic Crisp. Alas, these fantastic apples have been largely snapped up by consumers from around the globe. However, we would send a box of some other tasty Washington apples. ln addition, we would also send you some incredible Washington State University Cougar Gold cheese. ln the unlikely event you receive that gift, we are certain that you will find it to be the best cheese in the land, which is saying something since Wisconsin is renowned for its cheese.

Go ‘Hawks!



Senator Andy Billig

Senate Majority Leader


Senator Mark Schoesler

Senate Republican Leader