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Sanford takes oath Wednesday in Washington DC

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Wednesday Congressman-elect Mark Sanford participates in the ceremonial swearing in to take his seat in the US House of Representatives.

Following his political fall and rise, he told News 2 he's going back to Washington a more humble man, and he's willing to work with others.

Sanford will be sworn late afternoon. Then keeping with tradition, Sanford will be sworn in on the House floor, followed by a ceremonial swearing-in at House Speaker John Boehner's office.

The whole process takes only minutes since he's the only representative being sworn in.

The seat opened in December when then-Rep. and current Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to replace departing Sen. Jim DeMint.

The position isn't new to Sanford. He represented South Carolina's 1st Congressional District between 1995 and 2001.  He then served as Governor from 2003 until 2011.


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