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{{tnr}}'''Sean Duffy''' (b. October 3, 1971) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Duffy represents the [[Wisconsin's 7th congressional district|7th congressional district]] of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
 
{{tnr}}'''Sean Duffy''' (b. October 3, 1971) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Duffy represents the [[Wisconsin's 7th congressional district|7th congressional district]] of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Duffy is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''Gov Track'' "Duffy" Accessed May 25, 2012]</ref>
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Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school.<ref name="bio"/>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school. After earning his J.D., he went into private practice and soon became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.<ref name="bio"/>
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After earning his J.D., he went into private practice and soon became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's academic, professional and political career:<ref name="bio"/>
 
* 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
 
* 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
 
* 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI
 
* 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI
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==Race Background==
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In 2011 redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> Duffy ranked 7th on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article noted that [[Republican]] [[Wisconsin House of Representatives|state legislators]] traded some of the [[Democratic]] leaning areas with [[Republican]] areas, "making the district a toss-up and giving him a better chance of holding on to the seat."<ref name="hill"/>
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{{Widis7background2014}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Lifetime voting record===
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===Ideology and leadership===
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Duffy missed 28 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013.  This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''GovTrack,'' "Duffy," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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====2013====
===Congressional staff salaries===
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Duffy is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''Gov Track'' "Duffy" Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Duffy paid his congressional staff a total of $780,342 in 2011. Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2807/Rep_Sean_Duffy.html ''LegiStorm'', "Sean Duffy," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Duffy's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$144,995 and $9,998. That averages to -$67,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 40.3% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Duffy (R-WI), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Duffy's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-489,989 to $154,994, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Duffy was 1 of 3 members who ranked 163rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Duffy was 1 of 3 members who ranked 163rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
 
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Duffy was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 170th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Duffy was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 170th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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=====November 2011=====
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==Race Background==
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===Lifetime missed votes===
In 2011 redistricting, [http://thehill.com/ The Hill] published a list of the [http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting Top Ten House Members] who were helped by [[Redistricting in Indiana|redistricting]].<ref name="hill">[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/179503-the-10-house-members-most-helped-by-redistricting ''The Hill'' "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012]</ref> Duffy ranked 7th on the list.<ref name="hill"/> The article noted that [[Republican]] [[Wisconsin House of Representatives|state legislators]] traded some of the [[Democratic]] leaning areas with [[Republican]] areas, "making the district a toss-up and giving him a better chance of holding on to the seat."<ref name="hill"/>
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
{{Widis7background2014}}
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Duffy missed 28 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013.  This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''GovTrack,'' "Duffy," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Duffy paid his congressional staff a total of $780,342 in 2011. Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2807/Rep_Sean_Duffy.html ''LegiStorm'', "Sean Duffy," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Duffy's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$144,995 and $9,998. That averages to -$67,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 40.3% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Duffy (R-WI), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Duffy's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-489,989 to $154,994, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.<ref name="bio">[http://duffy.house.gov/biography ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
 
Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.<ref name="bio">[http://duffy.house.gov/biography ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
  
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 13:44, 27 June 2013

Sean Duffy
Sean Duffy.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDave Obey (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Marys College
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayOctober 3, 1971
Place of birthHayward, WI
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth-$67,498
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sean Duffy (b. October 3, 1971) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Duffy represents the 7th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.[1]

Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Duffy is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

After earning his J.D., he went into private practice and soon became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Duffy serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-12

Duffy was a member of the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Duffy voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Duffy ran for re-election in 2012.[6] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Pat Kreitlow in the November general election.[7]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Kreitlow 43.8% 157,524
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 56.1% 201,720
     Independent Dale Lehner 0% 20
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 405
Total Votes 359,669
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Duffy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Duffy raised a total of $4,624,381 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[9]

Sean Duffy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 7) Won $2,647,209
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 7) Won $1,977,172
Grand Total Raised $4,624,381

2012

Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Duffy won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Duffy's campaign committee raised a total of $2,647,210 and spent $2,601,113.[10]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Duffy won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Duffy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,977,172 and spent $1,918,211.[11]

Race Background

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[12] Duffy ranked 7th on the list.[12] The article noted that Republican state legislators traded some of the Democratic leaning areas with Republican areas, "making the district a toss-up and giving him a better chance of holding on to the seat."[12] Wisconsin's 7th District became more Republican following redistricting after the 2010 census, giving Duffy an edge over Kreitlow.[13] While the district became more Republican, Duffy came under fire in 2011 for comments he made about his personal wealth. He complained that it was difficult to pay bills on his congressional salary, which was $174,000.[14]

The 2012 race brought in a lot of money. Kreitlow raised $1.2 million by mid-October, and Duffy had raised twice that amount. Another $4.3 million was spent by outside groups on attack ads on both sides.[15]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

2013

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Duffy is a "moderate Republican follower".[16]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Duffy was 1 of 3 members who ranked 163rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Duffy was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 170th in the conservative rankings.[18]

Voting with party

2013

Sean Duffy voted with the Republican Party 97.2% of the time, which ranked 66th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[19]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Duffy missed 28 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Duffy paid his congressional staff a total of $780,342 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[21]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Duffy's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$144,995 and $9,998. That averages to -$67,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 40.3% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Duffy's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-489,989 to $154,994, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[23]

Personal

Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.[2]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Sean + Duffy + Wisconsin + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 22, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Politico "Freshmen face 2012 dilemma," April 22, 2012
  7. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Sean Duffy," Accessed April 18, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 22, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 07," Accessed November 22, 2011
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
  13. RealClearPolitics, "WI 7th District," accessed March 22, 2013
  14. Talking Points Memo, "So How Rich Is Sean Duffy? Not Very…For A Congressman," accessed March 22, 2013
  15. Chippewa Herald, "Duffy-Kreitlow House race drawing attention," accessed March 22, 2013
  16. Gov Track "Duffy" Accessed May 9, 2013
  17. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  18. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  19. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  20. GovTrack, "Duffy," Accessed April 11, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Sean Duffy," Accessed September 7, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Duffy (R-WI), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Obey
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 7th District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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