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Erie Times-News: Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey Will Sit Together At The State Of The Union Address

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Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., might be on other sides of the political spectrum, but they will sit together for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

“Pennsylvanians want their lawmakers to work together to solve problems,” Casey said in a statement.

“Over the past year, Sen. Toomey and I have collaborated on a host of issues important to our constituents. I look forward to sitting next to Sen. Toomey at this year’s State of the Union address and to continuing our work on behalf of the Commonwealth in the spirit of bipartisanship throughout the year,”  Casey said.

Toomey added in a statement of his own: “I am pleased to sit with my colleague from Pennsylvania, Sen. Bob Casey. As the second session of the 112th Congress begins, sitting next to each other is a small but worthwhile step toward setting a civil and cooperative tone for the challenging work ahead of us.”

It would be interesting, however, to see how often the two applaud President Barack Obama‘s messages.

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