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Duffy's Last Day in Congress Shifts Focus to Campaign

Monday is Rep. Sean Duffy's last day in office. Monday is Rep. Sean Duffy's last day in office. |  Photo: U.S. House of Representatives

Created: September 23, 2019 09:59 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - As Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy spends in his final day as a member of Congress, the focus shifts to who else will run to succeed him in a rural Wisconsin district that's the heart of Trump country.

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Duffy's resignation Monday also clears the way for Gov. Tony Evers to announce when the special election will be to fill the seat. The Democratic Evers has said he will announce the date soon.

The former MTV reality show star was elected to Congress in 2010 representing the 7th Congressional District.

He is resigning more than a year before his current term ends ahead of the birth of his ninth child in October. Duffy says that child has been diagnosed with a heart defect that will require extra attention.

Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany is the only announced candidate.

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