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Congressman Quigley Congratulates 'Hawks in D.C.

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    Congressman Quigley Congratulates 'Hawks in D.C.

    The Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory was celebrate all the way in Washington D.C.

    U.S. Representative and long-time 'Hawks fan Mike Quigley took to the House floor to congratulate the team on their Championship win Thursday morning.

    “Madame Speaker, you have no idea how much I’m going to enjoy this,” Quigley said, addressing Nancy Pelosi. “But sometime last night, Patrick Kane slipped a puck past a Philadelphia goaltender in overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks became Stanley Cup Champions.”

    Clutching a Hawks jersey, Quigley also thanked the Blackhawks’ owner and management team before singing a victory rendition of “My Kind of Town”. The Congressman was in attendance at Game 6, and celebrated with the team in the locker room after their victory.

    Before the start of the Championship round, Quigley made a bet with fellow U.S. Representative and Philadelphia native Patrick Murphy. Murphy will now have to sport a Hawks jersey on the House floor.

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    Chicago Mayor Richard Daley also had a wager on the line with Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter. As the losing team, Nutter will volunteer in a community garden and provide the produce to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

    If the Hawks had lost, Daley would have given Nutter and his city a vast selection of Chicago foods.

    No hot dogs or popcorn for you, Philly.   

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