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There’s a desk on the floor of the U.S. Senate that has a secret inside! Scroll down to see this tradition that was started in 1968.



The candy desk is an ongoing tradition that was started in 1968 by California Sen. George Murphy, who would keep his desk full of candy despite a no eating rule on the floor. Since then, the tradition has been continued. Currently it is held by Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who fills the desk with Illinois candy like Mars bars, Jelly Belly and Wrigley’s gum.

Thank you to MPD Officer Nathan Linstad for visiting with us and answering all our questions!

October 29, 2018

Nathan Listad - Manchester Police Department