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Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy announces during an exclusive interview
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Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy announces during an exclusive interview at her Mineola home that she will not be seeking re-election. (Jan. 8, 2014)(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

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Rep. Carolyn McCarthy through the years

Carolyn McCarthy was pushed into public life after her husband was killed and her son was critically injured in the LIRR shooting on Dec. 7, 1993. McCarthy was sworn in as congresswoman in 1997.