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Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)

NY 20: Murphy will be sworn in this afternoon by Pelosi

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Glens Falls businessman Scott Murphy will be sworn in this afternoon as New York's newest Congressman. The Democrat won a razor-thin victory in March, in a special election to replace Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed to the US Senate. New York's 20th congressional district stretches from Poughkeepsie in the Hudson Valley to Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. Murphy is a newcomer to politics, but he managed to beat veteran Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, a Republican from Schenectady. As Murphy prepared to head to Washington for today's ceremony, he spoke with Brian Mann.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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