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Murphy reflects on tenure in Congress

Murphy said he doesn't have a sense of whether or not he'll get back into politics in the future.

"I don't come away from it saying I'll never do that again, but I also don't come away saying I'm going to run for office for something else," he said. "Right now, we're still closing out some constituent service issues, so I'm still on the job. I will take a look in the future, I don't know if it will be on the public side or the private sector. We'll see down the road."

He added there is a chance of taking a role either with the Obama administration or New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo.

During his campaigns, Murphy championed his business experience. Going forward, he says the economy is going to continue a slow recovery.

"The 20th district had an unemployment rate in the low sevens, but part of that has to do with a large public sector," he said. "That, I think, is going to be tough in the next couple of years. The state's budget is in rough shape. The question is, are we going to be able to keep the jobs we already have? We need to get the private sector. I appreciate the tax policy changes Obama signed into law, I think those will be very helpful."

Murphy said the national economy is turning around, but notes the North Country faces tough fiscal headwinds in the coming years.

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