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Special election winner Rep. Tom Tiffany sworn into House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from left, wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as she conducts a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Wis., third from right, joined by his wife Chris, center, and daughters Lexie, from left, Karlyn and Katherine on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from left, wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as she conducts a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Wis., third from right, joined by his wife Chris, center, and daughters Lexie, from left, Karlyn and Katherine on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)(NBC15)
Published: May. 19, 2020 at 12:36 PM CDT
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Two Republicans have been sworn into the House after winning special elections last week.

New Rep. Mike Garcia is an ex-Navy fighter pilot who captured a California congressional district from Democrats. Rep. Tom Tiffany was easily elected in a conservative-leaning district in rural northern Wisconsin. They were backed by President Donald Trump.

Garcia won a Los Angeles-area seat that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had won in 2016 and that Democrat Katie Hill won in 2018. Hill resigned last year.

Republicans say Garcia's victory shows they can win other suburban districts this fall. Democrats say having Trump's name on the ballot means they will retain those districts, where many moderate voters live.

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