Michigan congressman has 6 weeks to make his mark

By HENRY C. JACKSON

WASHINGTON (AP) — Driving from Michigan in his Ford F150 pickup truck, David Curson arrived in Washington a week ago. He set up an office on Capitol Hill last Sunday, was sworn in as a congressman on Tuesday and has logged his first votes and given his first floor speech.

The Democrat has no time to waste. In six weeks, he'll be gone.

In Congress' packed lame-duck session, Curson is a curiosity: He's one of four members of the House sworn in this week to fill a partial term, but he's the only one who didn't win a full term.

In January, Curson will drive his truck home and be replaced by Republican Kerry Bentivolio, who won his bid for a full two-year term. Curson had sought only the six-week gig.

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