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Super Bowl Bet Payoff: John Lewis to Do Community Service

Massachusetts Democrat Moulton challenged Lewis over home state teams’ showdown

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., bet on his hometown Atlanta Falcons to beat Seth Moulton’s New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Georgia Democrat John Lewis is no stranger to serving his community.

But, this time, the civil rights icon has to do a day of service in Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton’s district because the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.

“If the Pats do their job and send the Atlanta Falcons home, I look forward to seeing you in Massachusetts,” Moulton said in his video challenge on Friday.

On Saturday, Lewis accepted the challenge by tweeting the Falcons’ motto at Moulton: “Challenge accepted. #RiseUp.

Following the Patriots’ 34-28 nail-biter win Sunday night, Moulton gloated about his victory over Lewis, tweeting that New England kept the faith to win the game in an overtime comeback.

Moulton’s colleague, Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, also tweeted his excitement following the win.

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