Rep. Sean Duffy to resign in September, cites wife's pending childbirth

Rep. Sean Duffy
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Published: Aug. 26, 2019 at 10:50 AM CDT
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Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, who represents northern Wisconsin in Congress, is resigning next month.

Duffy posted on his Facebook page Monday that he is resigning on Sept. 23 to spend more time with his family. Duffy says that he recently learned that his ninth child due in October has a heart condition and "will need even more love, time, and attention due to complications."

The 47-year-old Duffy was first elected to Congress in 2010. He has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and has also been widely mentioned as a possible candidate for U.S. Senate or governor in 2022.

The former cast member of MTV's "The Real World: Boston" says he needs a "break from public service" in order to support his family.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will have to call a special election to fill the vacancy.

Republican Senator Ron Johnson said the following after Duffy's announcement:

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, representing Wisconsin's 1st District also released a statement on Duffy's resignation in Sept.:

The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Ben Wikler:

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