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Republican State Senator Poised To Run in 7th Congressional District Race

Sen. Tom Tiffany, (R) Minocqua Sen. Tom Tiffany, (R) Minocqua |  Photo: Wisconsin State Legislature

Created: September 09, 2019 11:50 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -  A Republican state senator is poised to enter the race for Congress in northern Wisconsin to replace Rep. Sean Duffy, who is resigning in two weeks.
    
Sen. Tom Tiffany said Monday he will make a "special announcement" Tuesday about the 7th Congressional District race. Tiffany plans seven stops across the district over two days.
    
Meanwhile, fellow Republican state Sen. Jerry Petrowski, of Marathon, says he will not run to replace Duffy. A number of other Republicans and Democrats were still weighing potential bids.
    
Gov. Tony Evers has yet to announce the dates for a special election.
    
Also, in suburban Milwaukee's 5th Congressional District, state Sen. Dale Kooyenga says he will not run. He was among those weighing a bid to replace the retiring Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. That election will be in November 2020.

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Duffy is resigning on Sept. 23 to be with his family ahead of the birth of his ninth child. Sensenbrenner won't run for re-election next year.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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