Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, takes the oath of office alongside Vice President Dick Cheney, right, and her husband, Verne, center, during a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The formal oath was taken Tuesday in the current Senate chamber. Murkowski, 45, will complete the remaining two years of the term of her father, Frank Murkowski, who was elected Alaska's governor. She is Alaska's sixth U.S. senator since statehood.
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