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Higgins:  Hill Tougher Than Hockey (VIDEO)

Politico Click
by Kiki Ryan

At the Congressional Hockey Challenge charity game Tuesday night, team “Lobbyist” overtook team “Lawmakers” with a 7-2 score. And the face-off on ice was a welcome contrast from their day jobs.

“[This is] much more fun, not as many rules,” said lobbyist Chris Coleman from inside the team’s box at the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club. “You can knock people down. You can hit them. You can slash them. No problems there, no ethics committee’s going to take you up for that.”

His teammate John Cline, of C2 Group, agreed, jokingly saying: “Oh, this is much more rewarding. You actually get to push them a little bit and shoot at them.”

Reps. Brian Higgins, Mike Quigley and Anthony Weiner were the three members of Congress that skated for the charity ice game—along with some senior aides.

And despite the scoreboard, Higgins agreed with the lobbyists that this game was easier than their work in Washington.

“It’s a lot a rougher on the Hill, more contact ... less margin of error,” he said during the second period.

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