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Sean Duffy won election to Congress in November 2010, defeating Democratic state Sen. Julie Lassa with 52 percent of the vote. He landed a spot on the House Financial Services Committee, serving on the panel's Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit; and Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity subcommittees. He also secured a spot on the House Joint Economic Committee. He faces former Democratic state Sen. Pat Kreitlow in the November 2012 general election.
Duffy co-sponsored a bill that cleared the way for construction of a new four-lane bridge spanning the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. President Barack Obama signed the measure into law in March 2012.
He introduced a bill that would halt economic stimulus payments and redirect any unobligated stimulus dollars toward paying down the national debt. He introduced another bill that would repeal the 2010 health care reform measure, which was Obama's signature legislation.
Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party's post-World War II high during Democratic President Harry S. Truman's administration.
Republicans are poised to grab at least 246 seats in the House, and that would match the post-World War II high from the Truman administration.
Contest will be critical test for lawmakers vying for office that has been launching pad for others.
He says he's unsure whom he would support for House majority whip if his long-shot bid for the position falls short.
One long-shot candidate for Congress could be featured in a series about losing campaigns. FEC says that's fine as long as he's not compensated.
Authorities are investigating a report that U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) was assaulted Wednesday night by a bystander in the Longworth House Office Building while en route to the Capitol for a vote, according to his office and police.
Scotland votes, Poll-a-Palooza in CO, WI, IA, NC, LA and KS, Bowser leads D.C. mayor's race, and the most expensive House races around.
The House majority whip who's favored to replace the departing Eric Cantor is called a master networker.
Thursday's elections have reignited a riff between factions of the House Republican conference.
More blows to the Secret Service, Jerry Brown signs plastic bag ban, House Dems and Senate GOP running most ads, and the front-runners for 2016 DSCC and NRSC jobs.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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