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Two Democrats Decide Not to Run for Congress

Two Democrats Decide Not to Run for Congress Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: September 30, 2019 12:10 PM

Two northern Wisconsin Democrats have decided not to enter the race to replace former Rep. Sean Duffy in Congress.

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State Rep. Nick Milroy announced his decision in a Facebook post Monday.  Meanwhile, Wausau attorney Christine Bremer Muggli issued a press release entitled "statement of candidacy" but a public relations firm later clarified that she is not actually running.

Milroy said running for Congress is not the right choice for him or his family.

"You only get one shot at raising your kids and I believe that it is the most important job in the world," he wrote.

Two Republicans have already entered the race: State Sen. Tom Tiffany and Jason Church, an Afghanistan veteran who later worked as a staffer for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.  They will compete in a Dec. 30 primary election.

The general election will be held on Jan. 27.

The northern Wisconsin seat was held for decades by Democrat Dave Obey before his retirement.  Duffy, a Republican, held the seat for more than eight years before retiring ahead of the birth of his ninth child.

This story has been corrected to show that Muggli has decided not to run.

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