Klobuchar Wins Bet, Ice Cream for Louisiana Senator Anyway

Klobuchar Wins Bet, Ice Cream for Louisiana Senator Anyway Photo: KSTP

January 15, 2018 01:03 PM

Winning is sweet. 

For Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the Vikings' dramatic 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Sunday's NFC Divisional round matchup is even sweeter.


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That's because, under the terms of a bet she agreed to with Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, Klobuchar will receive an authentic Louisiana King Cake, a Mardi Gras staple.

Had the Vikings lost, Klobuchar had Purple Power ice cream for her Senate colleague. St. Paul-based Kemp's created the ice cream for the occasion. The purple-colored ice cream is vanilla-flavored with chocolate footballs.

She had said on Twitter she planned to deliver the ice cream anyway, as a consolation prize.

Klobuchar has a long-standing connection to the Vikings.

Her father - longtime Minneapolis newspaperman Jim Klobuchar - covered the team and co-wrote a book with legendary former Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton, as well as writing a number of other books about the franchise.

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