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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Area members get in on the bipartisan seating act for State of the Union

By Ben Pershing

The bipartisanship bug has infected the Washington-area congressional delegation, as local lawmakers are scrambling to find seatmates from across the aisle for Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

Like their colleagues around the country, members from Maryland, Virginia and the District are eager to sit with the opposing party to convey the idea that they're willing to work together. But some members have had more luck than others finding friends.

Which lawmaker proved to be the most popular? Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), of course, who will be sitting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.). "I look forward to sitting between two lovely ladies," Bartlett said.

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By Ben Pershing  | January 25, 2011; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Eric Cantor, Frank R. Wolf, Gerald E. Connolly, James P. Moran Jr., James Webb, Mark Warner  
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