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'Real World' Star Sean Duffy Elected to Congress in Wisconsin

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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 reported.

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.
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nanie72

Typical of the state of affairs in America. Arrogant hollywood reality is what is portayed on TV so it has to be real, right??? What qualifies this man to be in Congress? Based on his "hollywood reality" he is sure to fit right in with the Royal Family high atop the real working Americans ( or not working at this point), looking down and creating policy they don't have to live with. How soon we forget, that it was the Republican Congress and the Bush administration that put America into this hole, effectivly put the middle class into a virtual debtor's prison so they could rip off pension funds; money for them and trickle down expenses, putting America at risk while grabbing 1000% profit. I guess I answered my own question- he's qualified since his distorted reality fits perfectly in Congress; speak your lines with great emotion for the sound bite of the media to insure you keep your ticket on the gravy train!!

November 04 2010 at 10:40 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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Kenneth

Venting your anger is good,but once done it is your duty as the rest of us citizens to keep those that represent us regardless of party in line and working in the peoples best interest. Our job is to make government understand we the people not political party is what controls this country.

November 04 2010 at 12:02 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
garymcdnld

What qualifies him, you ask? First off, he is a college graduate, a lawyer, and he was the District Attorney for Ashland County (did you even read the article?) for many years. He is indeed VERY QUALIFIED to be a lawmaker in Washington

November 05 2010 at 6:59 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
nightowlcc

Congratulations to Sean Duffy. I have every confidence that you will represent Northern Wisconsin with integrity.

November 04 2010 at 12:50 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ivyteainn

There isn't a honest man in Congress. Our government is owned by the corporations that pass out money like candy to these legislative crooks.

November 03 2010 at 11:31 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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gethottfordaddy

I can name some honest men in Congress. Ron Paul. Heath Shuler. Steve Cohen.

November 04 2010 at 12:13 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Kenneth

Hopefully that was the governing problems of past and with the message the people sent out this past tuesday that will be corrected.

November 04 2010 at 12:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
drtmalek

As Long as there is not electoral reform, stopping lobbyist from bribing these crooks nothhing is going to change.

November 03 2010 at 11:07 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
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Kenneth

Due to the freedom of speech you can not stop lobbyists but holding politicians feet to the fire you can force them to ignore these groups.

November 04 2010 at 12:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Phil

are goverment need to work for the people not them self .i don't see them taking money out of their pocket's .their hands are out for a pay raise .they just keep taking from the people that put them there .

November 03 2010 at 9:49 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
edenkins3

It is really going to be interesting when incoming Gov. Scott Walker tries to make good on his promise to force deep concessions from state workers and to leave unfilled thousands of vacant state jobs to help balance the budget. Guess everybody will have to work more, and no overtime/comp time. What does he intend to do with the money that is not being paid out? There's your next reality show, "Low Morale on Blue Monday."

November 03 2010 at 8:57 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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mark2win

Why does the government worker make twice the pay of the private sector worker doing the same job? ANSWER- greedy union leaders have more dues money coming in, so they get to vote themselves a raise or big, fat bonus. Then they claim that Republicans are greedy and only do things for money.

November 04 2010 at 7:59 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Suzy-Q

Sean is a great guy and I'm so happy for he and his family. He truly lives what he believes and stands for. Congratulations, Sean.

November 03 2010 at 8:56 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
evrythgbtu

Hasn't Wisconsin elected other "celebrities"? It seems like Wisconsin will elect anyone.

November 03 2010 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
math704

The term "Star" is a stretch.

November 03 2010 at 5:39 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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khakee69

LOL!! You're so right.

November 03 2010 at 8:50 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
immistery

Like most Dems, that's all you've got: Moronic heap shots, juvenile sound bytes, adolescent name calling, illusionary talking points and tired sixties rhetoric. He could only be a star if he was a democrat. Talk about poor losers...

November 04 2010 at 6:41 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

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