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McCotter's office did not immediately respond for comment. However, a large number of his colleagues have already signed up to repeat last year's new tradition of crossing the aisle to sit beside a member of the opposite party for the president’s annual speech. 

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has lined up her date for Tuesday night’s big event.

Pelosi tweeted: “I will be sitting again next to my friend and fellow Marylander Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) at #SOTU tonight.”

Pelosi and Bartlett were seatmates last year.

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