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Sean Duffy running for congress

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Republican Sean Duffy announces candidacy Republican Sean Duffy announces candidacy

by Jeannie Prescott

ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) -- Democratic Congressman Dave Obey has a new challenger vying for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District Seat.

Republican Sean Duffy announced his candidacy at Wausau Homes in Rothschild Wednesday morning.

"It's time to bring some fiscal sanity to washington and the only way that's goign to happen is for hard working people who know what it's like to balance a gamily budget to decide it's time for a chance. I'm one of those people." said Duffy at the press conference. "That's why I'm running for congress and need your support."

Duffy, a 37 year old originally from Hayward, is currently serving his fourth term as Ashland County's District Attorney.

He is World Champion Lumberjack and former MTV "Real World" Cast Member.

But Duffy will have some competition.

Republican Dan Mielke will also run again in 2010.

The farmer from Randolph lost to Obey last year.

Obey has represented the district since 1969.

Online Reporter: WAOW News Team

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