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Texas Democrats and DC Democrats to Host Friendly Wager on World Series Results

October 22, 2019 | For Immediate Release

Contacts: Abhi Rahman, (720) 299-0654,

Phoenix Ray, (202) 642-5255,

Texas Democrats Believe Astros will #TakeItBack, DC Democrats Betting on Nationals to #StayInTheFight

AUSTIN, TX and WASHINGTON, DC Today, ahead of the World Series matchup between Texas’ own Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals, the Texas Democratic Party and DC Democratic Party announced it would host a friendly wager based on the outcome of the World Series.

The first-place Houston Astros, winners of the AL West are facing the Washington Nationals, winners of the NL Wild Card.

Should the Washington team come out victorious, the Texas Democratic Party agrees to 1) Wear Nationals garb in front of the Texas State Capitol, 2) Bring the DC Democrats a case of Texas-brewed victory beer to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, and 3) film a video announcing their support of DC statehood.

Should the Astros win, the DC Democratic Party has agreed to 1) Wear Astros garb in front of the US Capitol, 2) Bring the Texas Democrats a case of DC Brau’s Joint Resolution IPA and a bottle of DC's finest Mumbo Sauce to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, and 3) Film a video yelling Texas is the biggest battleground state for all to hear.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Fresh off winning more games than any other team in the world during the regular season, the Texas Democratic Party knows the Houston Astros will win the World Series. We’re running hot and can’t be stopped. We look forward to seeing our friends in DC wear Astros garb in front of the United States Capitol and acknowledge that Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country after the Astros show up and shut them down during this World Series. Let’s take it back!” District of Columbia Democratic Party Chair Charles Wilson issued the following statement:

“What a remarkable season it has been for the Washington Nationals! All season, we stayed in the fight. Now it’s time to finish that fight against the Houston Astros and bring the World Series championship home to the nation’s 51st state, the District of Columbia. We cannot wait to see our friends in Texas sporting their newly minted curly W championship hats on the steps of the capitol building in Austin in honor of our victory and in support of DC statehood.”


Chartered by the Democratic National Committee as the elected representatives of the Democratic voters in the District of Columbia, the DC Democratic State Committee provides input in the affairs of the Democratic Party at the block, precinct, state, and national level by ensuring, preserving, and protecting the principles of Democracy, freedom, equality, and service for the common good through political action for good government, fair elections, quality elected officials, strong and vibrant communities, the election of a Democratic nominee for President of the United States, and voting rights and statehood for DC.


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