Another Election Night first: a reality television star has been elected to Congress.
Sean Duffy, a member of the 1997 cast of MTV's "Real World: Boston," defeated state Sen. Julie Lassa to win a seat in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Duffy, a Republican, had 52 percent of the vote, The Associated Press
The former Ashland County district attorney replaces the retiring Rep. David Obey, a Democrat who served in the House for 41 years.
In a statement, Duffy said he knows there's a lot of work to do and he's excited to join "a new class of elected officials to help fix the problems plaguing our district and nation."
Duffy filled the "conservative Midwesterner" spot on the popular reality program and later also participated in MTV's "Road Rules," according to Popeater
. During that time he met and married "Real World: San Francisco" cast member Rachel Campos. They have six children.