MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was sworn in Tuesday night as the newest member of Congress.

She will be filling the seat held by Alcee Hastings before his death in April, and will represent a majorly Democratic district.

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Cherfilus-McCormick won 79% of the vote in a special election for the 20th Congressional District.

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In her campaign she called for a guaranteed income of $1,000 a month for most adults and an increase in the federal minimum wage to $20 an hour.

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Her opponent, Republican Jason Mariner, still hasn’t conceded the race.

CBSMiami.com Team