Speaking of Kerry, not only did he win another term of office last week with his defeat of Harwich Republican Jeff Beatty, but he won a friendly wager with Congressman William Delahunt, D-Mass., as well. And that race was a lot closer.
During a Democrat rally at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis last Monday – on the eve of the election – Delahunt and Kerry revealed that the two had made a bet on who could beat Beatty by a greater margin.
In 2006, Delahunt defeated Beatty, the Republican challenger for the congressional seat, by a difference of 33.8 percent of the vote.
Last week, Kerry defeated Beatty by a margin of 34.8 percent, giving him a narrow victory over his Democratic colleague.
Kerry and Delahunt did not disclose the terms of the bet.