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Florida's Rick Scott sworn in as senator

Jan 08, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was sworn in on Tuesday, rounding out the ranks of the Senate.

The arrival of Scott, who defeated Sen. Bill Nelson (D) in November's midterm elections, cements Republicans' 53-seat majority in the Senate. Democrats hold 45 seats, and there are two independents who caucus with Democrats.

Although most new members were sworn in last week, Scott was delayed in joining the Senate because he finished out his term as Florida's governor.

Among those present fo...