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Kentucky politicos offer friendly wager on Sweet 16 game

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky politicians are entering into friendly wagers with their West Virginia counterparts over Thursday night's Sweet 16 NCAA game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the West Virginia Mountaineers, according to news releases.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear bet a selection of Kentucky bourbons from Lexington-area distillers that the Wildcats will prevail over the Mountaineers. Bourbons are provided by the Kentucky Distillers' Association. 

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia offered a small basket of West Virginia favorites, including pepperoni rolls, West Virginia spirits and a commemorative Homer Laughlin China plate if the Wildcats beat the Mountaineers.

Gov. Beshear has extended a similar offer to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory for tomorrow night's game between the University of Louisville Cardinals and the NC State Wolfpack.

U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Joe Manchin have also entered into a wager over tonight's game. The stakes of that wager are a Derby-Pie exclusively baked by Kern's Kitchen in Louisville, against Chico's Bakery pepperoni rolls, the official pepperoni rolls sold at Mountaineer Field for WVU games.

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