Ted Cruz dons Nationals jersey after losing World Series bet – Chron.com
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz donned a Washington Nationals jersey and served up a feast of barbecue and beer to Sen. Tim Kaine on Thursday.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz donned a Washington Nationals jersey and served up a feast of barbecue and beer to Sen. Tim Kaine on Thursday, as the Texas Republican found himself on the losing end of a World Series bet.
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Easing the blow, at least: The jersey was that of Houston native Anthony Rendon, Cruz said.
“Very painful,” Cruz tweeted. “I did at least wear Rendon’s jersey, a native Texan who played tremendously at Rice & Lamar High School.
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Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, tweeted a picture of Cruz in the Nationals garb, adding “You love to see it.” A six pack of Shiner sat on a table behind the two and Kaine held up a copy of the Washington Post from the day after the Nationals beat the Astros, ending the seven-game series.
Cruz lost out on a meal of crab cakes and whiskey he would have been owed had the Astros won. On the up side, Cruz tweeted, Thursday’s lunch celebrated his winning bet with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on the American League Championship Series with the New York Yankees.
“I brought TX BBQ & she brought Buffalo wings,” Cruz said.
ben.wermund@chron.com
Benjamin Wermund is the Houston Chronicle's Washington correspondent. He previously covered federal education policy and national education issues at POLITICO, and before that covered higher education at the Chronicle and K-12 education at the Austin American-Statesman. He's a Texas native and a diehard Spurs fan.

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