Ernst, Graham and McSally Join Congressional Softball Game

Members taken on media's Bad News Babes team for charity on June 15

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz high-fives Mikayla Bouchard of The New York Times before the seventh annual congressional women's softball game last year. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz high-fives Mikayla Bouchard of The New York Times before the seventh annual congressional women's softball game last year. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Posted May 17, 2016 at 7:00am

This year’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game  will feature three new faces: Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, Florida Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham and Arizona GOP Rep. Martha McSally.   

Members play a team made up of media members in the eighth annual game on June 15.  

The new additions round out the 21-player member’s team, joining returners such as Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz., D-Fla., among others.  

The media team, known as the Bad News Babes, has three rookies joining the 19-player squad: Roll Call reporter Bridget Bowman, Politico’s Elena Schneider and Sarah Wire of the Los Angeles Times.  



[Scouting Report From the Congressional Baseball Game Coaches]

The event will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, which raises funds and awareness for young women with breast cancer. Tickets are currently on sale for $10 . The game is played at the Watkins Recreation Center, 420 12th St. SE.  


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