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The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever took her seat representing Atlanta's 6th Congressional District on Monday evening, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat.

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The dual swearing-in ceremony returned Republicans to full strength in the chamber at 241 seats after the party won four special elections to replace GOP lawmakers who left the House to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet.

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Karen Handel is set to be sworn in after her victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

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Handel's swearing-in ceremony is planned for this evening at the U.S. Capitol. Handel is the first female Republican to be elected to a congressional seat in Georgia.

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Republican Karen Handel's victory in the 6th Congressional District runoff sparked several days of finger-pointing among Democrats who had hoped Jon Ossoff could flip a House seat that had been in GOP hands for decades.

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The more than $30 million spent by Democrats to boost Jon Ossoff’s campaign wasn’t enough for a win in the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District that went to Republican Karen Handel by a larger than anticipated margin.

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