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Early Adapters: The Lawmakers Who Signed Up First for Bipartisan Seatmates

Here's a list of lawmakers who had volunteered for bipartisan seatmates at the State of the Union address by the end of last week, according to office of Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., the organizer of the effort.

At that point, with so few Republicans on board, it looked as if some GOP members might wind up with a Democrat on each arm. But as the hours counted down to President Obama's prime-time address, this "Kumbaya Caucus" appeared to be gaining in popularity.



    Senate Democrats

    Senate Republicans


    House Democrats

    House Republicans

    Mark Udall, Colo.

    Lisa Murkowski, Alaska


    Mike Michaud, Maine

    Sue Myrick, N.C.

    Jeanne Shaheen, N.H.

    John McCain, Ariz.

    Heath Shuler, N.C.

    Phil Gingrey, Ga.

    Ron Wyden, Ore.

    Olympia Snowe, Maine

    Mike Ross, Ark.

    Paul  Gosar, Ariz.

    Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn.

    Susan Collins, Maine

    Jim Matheson, Utah

    Charlie Bass, N.H.

    Mark Begich, Ark.

    Kelly Ayotte, N.H.

    Chellie Pingree, Maine

    Tom Petri, Wis.

    Barbara Boxer, Calif.

    Scott Brown, Mass.

    Sanford Bishop, Ga.

    Richard Hanna, N.Y.

    Claire McCaskill, Mo.

    John Carney, Del.

    Ben Nelson, Neb.

    Laura Richardson, Calif.

    Mary Landrieu, La.

    Steve Cohen, Tenn.

    Jack Reed, R.I.

    Dan Boren, Okla.

    Kirsten Gillibrand, N.Y.

    Larry Kissell, N.C.

    Sheldon Whitehouse, R.I.

    Tim Walz, Minn.

    Amy Klobuchar, Minn.

    Madeleine Bordallo, Guam

    Joe Manchin, W.Va.

    Dave Loebsack, Iowa

    Benjamin Cardin, Md.

    Grace Napolitano, Calif.

    Jeff Merkley, Ore.

    Mike McIntyre, N.C.

    Chuck Schumer, N.Y.

    Jim Cooper, Tenn.

    Michael Bennet, Colo.

    Niki Tsongas, Mass.

    Mark Pryor, Ark.

    Dennis Cardoza, Calif.

    Kay Hagan, N.C.

    Russ Carnahan, Miss.

    Mark Warner, Va.

    Jason Altmire, Pa.

    Bill Nelson, Fla.

    Melvin Watt, N.C.

    Thomas Carper, Del.


    Herb Kohl, Wis.

    Christopher Coons, Del.

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