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So happy together at the State of the Union?

It's been a long time since New York's congressional delegation has been known for its bipartisanship, but lawmakers will give the concept a try tonight at President Obama's State of the Union address.

Several House members from the state -- including Democrat Brian Higgins of Buffalo and Republicans Chris Lee of Amherst and Tom Reed of Corning -- announced plans today to try to sit together if they can find seats.

The news follows the announcement that Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., will sit with Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and that Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., will  be seated with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

There's no word yet from the office of Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, as to where she will be sitting. "She hasn't decided yet, but there's always a friend of Louise on the floor," said her spokesman, Victoria Dillon

--Jerry Zremski

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