WI Army Veteran Announces Candidacy for Congress

Church has visited the Northland as a motivational speaker. Church has visited the Northland as a motivational speaker.  |  Photo: WDIO-TV File

Created: September 24, 2019 08:57 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A second Republican has announced he's running for a northern Wisconsin congressional seat to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy.
Army veteran Jason Church announced his candidacy Tuesday, a day after Duffy resigned his seat. Church joins fellow Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany as the only announced candidates in the race. Numerous others, including many Democrats, are mulling a run.
Both Tiffany and Church are casting themselves as allies of President Donald Trump.
The primary will be Dec. 30 with a general election on Jan. 27.
The 30-year-old Church lives in Hudson and deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. That same year, Church lost both of his legs following a bomb explosion. He retired from the Army in 2014, earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin, and worked about six years for Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Jonson.


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