- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Senate passed a resolution honoring the Seattle Seahawks as they prepare to play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

The resolution was passed Friday, and many lawmakers on the floor were wearing Seahawks jerseys, scarves and hats. At least two lawmakers are attending the game in Phoenix, Democratic Sen. Mark Mullet and Republican Sen. Joe Fain. Both wore jerseys under their suit jackets on the Senate floor.

In addition to citing the team’s accomplishments and dramatic comeback win during the NFC championship game, the resolution proclaimed that Washington would be renamed Hawkington until Monday.

Outside the building, Gov. Jay Inslee led a cheering crowd on the Capitol steps in a “moment of loudness.” Inslee is traveling to Arizona this weekend to attend the game with his wife, Trudi.

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