Murphy battles Senators over best pizza in the U.S.


Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is staking Connecticut’s claim in an epic pizza-based battle for top pie in the nation.

On Tuesday, Murphy tweeted that pizza in the Tri-State area reigns supreme; and that pizza from anywhere other than Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey, is not authentic pie.

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A few hours later, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) fired back at Murphy’s tweet, dismissing quality of Connecticut’s pizza, going so far as to compare it with cheese and crackers.

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On Wednesday, Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), jumped into the battle, claiming that Detroit-style pizza is “sweeping the nation”.

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Peters included in his tweet a link to an article in “Food & Wine” magazine that featured high praise of Detroit-style pie.

What started this whole pizza battle was a Washington DC area reporter asking if anyone actually thinks Chicago pizza is better than New Haven pizza.

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It is unclear how the debate will be settled, but it does appear that every Senator is proud to defend the signature pizza style of their part of the country.

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