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It’s a bet: Gov. DeWine, California Gov. Newsom place wager on Super Bowl LVI

LOS ANGELES — Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl in Los Angeles, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and California Gov. Gavin Newsom have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the game.

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Its become rather common over the years for public officials to wager local delicacies, and the two governors have followed suit, betting local fare on either a Bengals win, or Rams win.

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DeWine’s side of the wager included an assortment of Cincinnati food including steaks and seasoning from Jeff Ruby’s restaurants, Montgomery Inn ribs, goetta and bratwurst from Queen City Sausage, Grippo’s potato chips, and chocolates from Maverick Chocolate Company, the governor’s office announced Friday.

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Additionally if the Rams win, Ohio will send a batch of First Lady Fran DeWine’s Bengals Buckeye Brownies.

“This friendly bet highlights some of Cincinnati’s most iconic foods and restaurants that everyone across Ohio and across the U.S.A. should know about and enjoy!” Mike DeWine said in a media release.

Newsom said California will send to Ohio “some of California’s world class agricultural offerings,” which includes Napa Valley wine, cheese, and nuts, according to a tweeted response from Newsom’s office.

“Glad you arrived in CA 2 days early to enjoy our beautiful weather, famous attractions, the beach and more,” the spokesperson for Newsom’s office said in a social media message.

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