Two Hottest Senators Just Happen to Decide to Sit Together at the State of the Union

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Senators from opposing parties are buddying in anticipation of the most superficially harmonious State of the Union address ever. Some plan to sit with another lawmaker from their own state, like senators Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk of Illinois. Other duos, like Maine senator Olympia Snowe and Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu, are friends through their committee work. And then there's New York's own Kirsten Gillibrand, who announced today that she'll partner with South Dakota's John Thune. Gillibrand didn't provide any rationale for how these two paired up, but as anyone who's been in a high school cafeteria knows, hot people just seem to gravitate toward each other like that.

Gillibrand To Cross The Aisle For SoU [State of Politics/Capitol Tonight]