Politics checked at the door for 9th annual Minnesota delegation 'hotdish’ competition

Source: valleynewslive.com

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) Lawmakers in Washington traded in their gavels for spatulas Tuesday. The 9th Annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition pitted delegation offices against one another to see who could come up with the most creative and delicious Minnesota-style casserole.

“People love it,” said Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), leading the competition for the second year since taking over for Senator Al Franken (D-MN).

She says it is a chance to check politics at the door.

“It does remind everybody back home that we don’t spend all of our time arguing with each other. We actually have a really good time together,” said Smith.

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