Have the women of Congress found their ringer?
Democrats may have landed a recruit in California's 21st District against Republican Rep. David Valadao, according to Nathan L. Gonzales of The Rothenberg Political Report. Her name is Amanda Renteria and she is not just a former Capitol Hill staffer, but also a four-year softball player for the Stanford Cardinals.
Why does this matter? Because the women of Congress band together each spring to face off against the women of the Washington press corps in a softball game. After two losses, Team Congress is on the prowl for a win and, maybe after the 2014 midterms, a new ringer.
But this is a bipartisan team. And a Renteria recruitment poses the age-old question to the likes of Reps. Martha Roby, Kristi Noem, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and any other House Republicans on Team Congress: Would you rather hold the seat or "Beat the Press"?
Gonzales, a colleague and "friend" of HOH had some fun on Twitter with this development:
I don't know if #CA21 is worse news for @NRCC or @RollCallAbby. Potential Dem candidate played 4 years of softball at Stanford. uh oh...
— Nathan Gonzales (@nathanlgonzales) September 18, 2013
.@RollCallAbby @BadNewsBabes1 It's just as easy to recruit a softball player to run 4 Congress as non-player. http://t.co/79Q7yyovOD #truth
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) September 18, 2013
Disclosure: The author of this post is a co-captain of the Bad News Babes, the press team.