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State of the Union: Draft after draft

Rep. Josh Gottheimer was one of the youngest staffers on the Clinton administration’s speech writing team.

“The good news is I was only 23 so I don’t think I realized just how overwhelmed I should have been by being in the West Wing,” said Gottheimer while showing CQ Roll Call the Clinton speech memorabilia adorning his walls.

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Watch the New Jersey Democrat recall the many drafts and just how last minute the State of the Union comes together.

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