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Welcome, Congress' Freshman Class Of 2009

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Welcome, Congress' Freshman Class Of 2009

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Welcome, Congress' Freshman Class Of 2009

Welcome, Congress' Freshman Class Of 2009

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The freshman class includes Marcia Fudge, Bobby Bright and Bill Posey representing Ohio, Alabama and Florida, respectively.

Speaking of Poseys, Roll Call newspaper notes that freshman Kathy Dahlkemper from Pennsylvania used to run an arboretum. She's a Democrat.

So is Debbie Halvorsen, who was a top Mary Kay saleswoman in her home state of Illinois.

The youngest newcomer is — Schock! Really. Aaron Schock, a Republican from Illinois. He's 27.

Congratulations all.