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Legislator Loses Bet to Wear Pink Boa on House Floor

State Reps. Rob Matzie and Brandon Neuman made a bet Friday stipulating that the loser wear a pink feather boa on the House floor.

Bright pink feather boas aren’t usually part of a legislator’s professional wardrobe, but this fall, state  is making sure that a fellow lawmaker tries on the look.

State Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Ambridge, lost a bet last week against Neuman, D-North Strabane, when “Neuman’s Crew” won this year’s 

“The deal was that the loser had to wear the pink boa on the House floor and be recognized, and during that recognition, acknowledge the accomplishments of the Breast Cancer Coalition,” Neuman said Monday.

It was the second year in a row that Neuman’s Crew clinched the win.

Reached about the bet, Matzie said that when they were discussing the terms at the ballpark, the folks from the Coalition said the winner should be the one to wear the boa and laud the organization on the House floor.

“I said, ‘I plan on losing just so I get the honor,’” Matzie said, jokingly adding that Neuman was a standout college athlete who had some “ringers” on his team.

“It is what it is,” the lawmaker said with a laugh. “I knew what I was getting into.”

Participating teams donated $500 to participate in the event, which was be held Friday at the Consol Energy Park, which is home to the Washington Wild Things.

Matzie represents the 16th District, which includes includes Crescent,  and townships, , BellevueFranklin Park, and  in Allegheny County, and Ambridge, Baden, Aliquippa, Economy, Harmony and Conway in Beaver County.

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