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Democrats criticize Duffy about job fair support


ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) -- Area democrats said Republican Representative Sean Duffy joined the job fair to promote himself instead of helping people find new careers.

They said Duffy voted against job-creation efforts during his time in office. Democrats said that includes cutting funding to the state's department of workforce development -- the original organizer of the job fair.

"A little disingenuous on Congressman Duffy's part at best and hypocritical at worst that he is taking credit for the work of an agency who's funding he tried to cut," said Marathon County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Johnson.

"No matter what you do, people will take shots at you," said Rep. Duffy (R-7th District). "That's okay. People know the effort we put in to make this happen. And I'm focusing on putting people back to work."

Duffy said he hopes to have more chances to help improve the job situation around the state in the future.

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