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Most Latinos elected to Senate and the House in 113th Congress; Rep.-Elect Joaquin Castro (D-TX) will be sworn in today

Today marks the swearing in of the 113th Congress. There will be 12 new members in the Senate, adding three Republicans and eight Democrats with one Independent. Eighty three new members will be joining the House, 34 Republicans and 49 Democrats. The newly elected Congress will set a new record with the most Latinos elected to Senate and the House. Among those Latino representatives is newly elected Democratic Representative-elect Joaquin Castro, from the 20th Congressional District in Texas. He joins “Starting Point” live from Washington this morning.

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