TODAY | December 14, 2012
>>> some politicians get elected and spend decades in washington. but not one democrat who is heading home after less than one month in office. luke russert joins us.
>> reporter: good morning, matt. in exchange for all the hard work, someone gets to come here on capitol hill for a two-year term. your about to meet someone who did all of that, to serve here on capitol hill for just seven weeks.
>> mr. speaker, i yield to my dear friend, our new member from michigan's 11th district , dave kearsin.
>> representing michigan's 11th district , serves on the house committee and gives speeches on the house floor. that's about all he has in common with his colleagues.
>> i think they look at me a little differently because i'm not a real politician and i represented people my whole life. so i actually carry the views of a lot of people when i speak.
>> the former union organizer ran and won in a special election for a seat that was redistricted and no longer exists. when the current congress ends so does curson 's seven -week career in the house. living out of a hotel, he drives to work in his ford f-150, a staff of only four and doesn't even have his own office. representative john conyers have let him borrow a few cubicles.
>> one of the greatest tenants i've ever had. doing a great job.
>> curson 's chief of staff doesn't mind the close quarters.
>> reporter: i can slide out in the hallway, talk to the congressman, his legislative director, his communications director . so staff meetings are not a problem.
>> reporter: despite serving a short term, curson says his time on capitol hill has been worth it for his district.
>> i've already accomplished much more than i thought i would. i have articulated many of the issues back from my district on the floor.
>> reporter: and for his family.
>> one of the coolest parts was my grandson came on the house floor when i got sworn in -- two grandsons, and was there when i took my oath. and i know they'll tell their grand kids about it.
>> reporter: curson may not leave with much but he will forever have a title his friends won't let him forget. last day in the house you'll be referred to as the honorable. has that set in at all?
>> my friends are having great fun with that. yeah. i don't really care for that one, when my friends call me honorable, this or that.
>> reporter: matt, we checked with historians and curson 's term is the shortest since 1938 and he certainly is getting his money's worth here on capitol hill . he will be here for the fiscal cliff debate which could go till january 31st . he gets the very important vote if it comes to the house.
>> thank you very much.