Congressional agency miscounts Dingell record date

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell has received a recount, and it means he'll set a longevity record three days earlier than thought.

The U.S. House historian's office says the 82-year-old Dearborn Democrat will become the longest serving member Feb. 11, 2009. That will be his 19,420th day in office.

The current record-holder is ex-Rep. Jamie Whitten, D-Miss., who died in 1995.

The Congressional Research Service earlier said Dingell would break the record Feb. 14.

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