Sean Duffy is challenging Congressman Dave Obey (D-WI) for his Wisconsin 7th District House seat. Duffy, a Real World Boston TV participant some 13 years ago, has received the endorsement of former Governor Sarah Palin, who says Duffy is a "solid fiscal conservative."
Duffy, 38, a former 1997 Real-World-Boston contestant, is currently serving as Ashland County's DA. Palin endorsed him on Facebook, and now Duffy has the distinction of raising more campaign money than any recent Obey challenger.
Duffy is married to Rachel Campos-Duffy and they have 5 children - a 6th is on the way. Mrs. Duffy is a columnist for Parentdish.com. Sean is the tenth of eleven children, born and raised in Hayward, Wisconsin. He is a three-time world Lumberjack champion, and began the sport at the age of 5. His first world champsionship came at age 18. In 2004 he named the Honorary Athlete of the Wisconsin Badger Games, and he paid for a portion of college and law school by appearing in the Scheer's Lumberjack Show. His children are taught to logroll as soon as they are old enough. Visit his website to see an adorable little boy and girl doing just that.
Duffy says he cuts his own wood every fall, has and tends a vegetable garden, likes to iron his own shirts and his favorite movie is Braveheart.
In contrast to his Democrat opponent who has held his seat since 1969, Duffy says "he was a congressman during Woodstock." Duffy had not yet been born when Obey took office.
Did I mention that Sarah Palin has endorsed Sean Duffy? Read more about her endorsement at Texas for Sarah Palin. Here's a snippet from Sarah:
In this election year, we'll see many daring Davids take on entrenched Goliaths. Just one of these many brave souls is a northern Wisconsin patriot named Sean Duffy. He's running in Wisconsin's 7th congressional district against a liberal Goliath who's been in Congress over 40 years now and has the dubious distinction of being the author of the stimulus bill....If you're frustrated about the waste in the stimulus bill, please support a solid fiscal conservative who will work to repeal it.