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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This is just silly:” Bipartisan seating at State of the Union address

Sen. Brown: Forget ‘itty-bitty’ R at end of name

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said this morning he’ll take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the “itty-bitty letter” signifying he’s a Republican at the end of his name.

“I’ll sit where ever they put me. I don’t care,” Brown said at the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Boston. “That’s the type of attitude we need to have not only in Washington but here in our local political system where people need to forget about the little itty-bitty letter behind my name and other people’s names and just kind of get going and get our jobs going and do what’s best for this state and this country.”

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Col.) suggested senators sit together for Obama’s annual address on Jan. 25 as a symbolic act to tamp down the bitter political fighting between the two parties.

Other Senate Republicans have endorsed the idea, including Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. John McCain, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine Sen. Susan Collins and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

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