April 28th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
14 years ago

Murphy to get sworn in on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (CNN) – New York's newest congressman, Democrat Scott Murphy, will officially get sworn in on the House floor on Tuesday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will also hold a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

The special election for the congressional seat in New York's 20th district on March 31 was too close to call for weeks, but on Friday, Republican Jim Tedisco conceded and Murphy was declared the winner.

This seat was last held by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who resigned to take Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's place in the Senate.

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