Candidate Profile |
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.
THE FIX | Washington simply can't walk and chew gum.
Voters in the City of Angels pick their next mayor Tuesday in an election with connections to Bill Clinton, President Obama, and organized labor.
Fate of proposed legislation could be crucial both for the GOP Florida senator and for his party.
THE FIX | Tell us what the ex-Florida governor will do in 2016 and we'll tell you what the GOP field looks like.
There was a lot for Democrats to be happy about this week on the recruitment front.
A closer look at the handful of names that could join Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
The former RNC chairman doesn't think too highly of the current one, but they used to be very close allies.
THE FIX | Six in ten Americans see the president in a favorable light in new WaPo-ABC polling.
History shows that former governors trying to win their old jobs back have succeeded more than half the time. That bodes well for Charlie Crist, who might launch a comeback bid in Florida next year.
The former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate leads a pair of potential Republican White House hopefuls in their home state.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
Please email us us with questions or suggestions.