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State senators like back-of-the-chamber seats for better camera angles

State Sen. Dave Senjem told high school students that the majority party gets to set the seating chart and takes the back rows so the press cameras can see them better.

State Sen. David Senjem, a Rochester Republican, was asked by a high school student recently about the seating arrangements in the Senate chambers.

Senjem replied that it’s all political.

According to the Rochester Post-Bulletin, Senjem explained that the majority party sets the seating policy and always chooses the back rows for its own members:

“It has to do with camera angles,” Senjem said.

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The seats farther back in the chamber offer camera angles that are more flattering for senators — especially those with bald heads, he said.