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Oregon Congressmen honor bets


After Monday night's Ohio State University victory over the University of Oregon in the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship, Oregon's U.S. Senators made good on a bet with their colleagues from Ohio.  Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown from Ohio met with Oregon's Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley on the steps of the Capitol building and spelled out O-H-I-O. 

Credit Rep. John Boehner's office / Provided
"Rep. Ryan Zinke (MT) (center), an University of Oregon alum, and Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02) (second from left), sport The Ohio State University ties as a result of being on the losing end of a wager with Speaker Boehner and two of his Ohio colleagues, Pat Tiberi (OH-12) (right) and Steve Stivers (OH-15) (left). Rep. Zinke’s wife, Lola, fits right in with her scarlet dress."

Some of Oregon's Representatives also made, and lost, a bet with three counterparts from the Buckeye State.  They had to wear a tie with Ohio State's colors or logo Tuesday, and send a photo to the team. Representative John Boehner's office says he joined Congressmen Pat Tiberi and Steve Stivers in the challenge with Oregon Congressmen Ryan Zinke and Greg Walden.  A photo was posted on Representative Boehner's flickr page


Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.