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6 weeks and gone: Michigan
congressman won race to fill
vacant seat, but didn’t want full term

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/18/2012 4:44:41 AM

WASHINGTON — Driving from Michigan in his Ford F150 pickup truck, David Curson arrived in Washington a week ago. He set up an office last Sunday, was sworn in as a congressman on Tuesday and by Friday had logged his first votes and given his first floor speech — one that stretched a bit past the one minute he’d been allotted. The 64-year-old Democrat has no time to waste. In six weeks, he’ll be gone. In Congress’ packed lame-duck session, Curson is a curiosity. He was one of four members of the House sworn in this past week


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 11/18/2012 4:53:14 AM     (No. 9021473)

I believe that even with this short stint, he will get *full* benefits (pension, lifetime helathcare) for the rest of his life.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/18/2012 5:11:55 AM     (No. 9021477)

That was my first thought too, ZM.




Reply 3 - Posted by: shamus, 11/18/2012 5:44:04 AM     (No. 9021485)

You have to serve for 5 years to get benefits.

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