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Kelly Loeffler sworn in as Georgia’s newest U.S. senator
Kelly Loeffler
In this Sept. 6, 2011, file photo, Mary Brock, right, and Kelly Loeffler cheer from their courtside seats as the Atlanta Dream basketball team plays in a WNBA basketball game in Atlanta. Republican donor and financial services executive Loeffler is expected to be picked by Gov. Brian Kemp for the U.S. Senate seat to replace three-term Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is stepping down because of health issues. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File) - photo by Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Wealthy Republican businesswoman Kelly Loeffler was sworn in Monday as the newest senator from Georgia, a political newcomer who takes office amid a presidential impeachment, swirling tensions with Iran and at the dawn of what looms as a bruising national election.