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Mark Kelly sworn in to new term as U.S. senator

By Ben Giles
Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 11:55am

Mark Kelly, alongside wife Gabrielle Giffords, speaks to supporters a day after his Senate reelection win in Phoenix
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Mark Kelly, alongside his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, speaks to supporters on Nov. 12, 2022.

Sen. Mark Kelly was sworn into office Tuesday morning, beginning his first full six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

Kelly, a Democrat, former astronaut and Navy combat veteran, was first elected in a special election in 2020, held to determine who would finish the term left by the late Sen. John McCain.

He then ran again for a new, full term in 2022.

Politics