New US Rep. Ralph Norman being sworn into office Monday - - Columbia, South Carolina

New US Rep. Ralph Norman sworn into office Monday

Ralph Norman (Source: WIS) Ralph Norman (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - New U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman was sworn into office as South Carolina's newest member of Congress.

Staff members say Norman was sworn into office at 6 p.m. Monday.

Norman won a special election last week to fill the vacancy created when former 5th District U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney was chosen as the White House budget director.

Norman got about 51 percent of the vote against Democrat Archie Parnell in the special election.

Norman had resigned his seat in the South Carolina House to run for the post.

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