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|First elected =[[Wisconsin's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|First elected =[[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $12.89
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election =[[Wisconsin's 7th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary =
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|Next election =[[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Prior office =District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
 
|Prior office =District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
 
|Prior office years =2002-2010
 
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|Place of birth =Hayward, WI
 
|Place of birth =Hayward, WI
 
|Profession =Lawyer
 
|Profession =Lawyer
|Net worth=-$67,498
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|Religion =Catholic
 
|Religion =Catholic
 
|Office website =http://duffy.house.gov
 
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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>
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{{tnr}}'''Sean Duffy''' (b. October 3, 1971, in Hayward, [[Wisconsin|WI]]) 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," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref> He {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014. Duffy defeated [[Don Raihala]] in the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name=apwi>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/WI_US_House_0812.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014]</ref> Duffy will face [[Kelly Westlund]] (D), write-in candidate [[John Schiess]] (R) and [[Green Party]] candidate [[Lawrence Dale]] in the general election.
  
Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school.<ref name="bio"/>
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Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and he competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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., Duffy went into private practice and soon became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's academic, professional and political career:<ref name="bio"/>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's professional and political career:<ref name="bio"/>
* 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
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* 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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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Duffy serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Duffy serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
*[[United States House Committee on Financial Services]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Financial Services|Committee on Financial Services]]
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
**Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
 
**Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
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*[[Joint Economic Committee]]
 
*[[Joint Economic Committee]]
  
====2011-12====
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====2011-2012====
Duffy was a member of the following House committees<ref>[http://duffy.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Official House website'' "Committees," Accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>:
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Duffy was a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://duffy.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Official House website'', "Committees," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>:
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|House Financial Services Committee]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|House Financial Services Committee]]
 
** Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
** Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
** Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity
 
** Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity
 
* [[United States Congress Joint Economic Committee|Joint Economic Committee]]
 
* [[United States Congress Joint Economic Committee|Joint Economic Committee]]
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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{{113thVotes
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record'', "Resume of Congressional Activity," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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====National security====
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Yea vote}} Duffy voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Yea vote}} Duffy voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Nay vote}} Duffy voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Yea vote}} Duffy voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Duffy}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Duffy}}
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Duffy voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{nay vote}}The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Duffy voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Yea vote}} Duffy voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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{{Yea vote}} Duffy voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Yea vote}} Duffy voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Government affairs====
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=====HR 676=====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Duffy}}
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Nay vote}}
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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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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[[File:s030_080.gif|right|290px|thumb|Duffy's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
{{Oppose vote}}
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Duffy is a '''Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.''' Duffy received a score of 32 percent on social issues and 77 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Duffy|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Sean_Duffy.htm ''On The Issues'', "Duffy Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Strongly Favors
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|Crime= Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Unknown
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|Free Trade= Unknown
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Strongly Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Unknown
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|Iran=Strongly Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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|Stimulus=Strongly Opposes
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===Criticism of Ted Cruz===
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Duffy criticized Cruz in September 2013 because of Cruz's handling of Obamacare. He said, "It is a concern, and that’s why when these conservatives in the Senate were running ads, raising money and holding rallies about this great strategy and using House conservatives as pawns in that strategy, we were silent.  We believe in this rule of Ronald Reagan where we don’t take shots at fellow Republicans. So we held our fire. We kept our powder dry. It’s just when it came to us agreeing with the strategy and Ted Cruz and others bailing on us, that it was a boiling point where that this is absolutely ridiculous. You can’t talk to the American people, you can’t talk to our bases on this strategy and then completely roll over. Thank God he wasn’t there fighting at the Alamo." Duffy's criticism followed Cruz's comments that the bill to repeal Obamacare would fail in the Senate.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/18/ted-cruz-obamacare-house-republicans_n_3950901.html ''Huffington Post'', "Ted Cruz Infuriates House GOP By Conceding Defeat On Obamacare Repeal," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/20/gop-congressman-thank-god-cruz-wasnt-there-fighting-at-the-alamo-audio/ ''Daily Caller'', "GOP congressman: 'Thank God (Cruz) wasn’t there fighting at the Alamo’ (AUDIO)," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
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===Assaulted outside of Capitol===
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During the [[United States budget debate, 2013|2013 government shutdown]] over the budget debate, Duffy was walking to a vote at the Capitol when a citizen began screaming at him and then grabbed his arm. Duffy was not hurt, but he reported the incident to police.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/03/rep-duffy-wisconsin-assaulted-outside-capitol/ ''Fox News'', "Rep. Duffy of Wisconsin assaulted outside Capitol," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Duffy {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014|Wisconsin's]] [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|7th District]]. Duffy defeated [[Don Raihala]] in the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name=apwi>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/WI_US_House_0812.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014]</ref> Duffy will face [[Kelly Westlund]] (D), write-in candidate [[John Schiess]] (R) and [[Green Party]] candidate [[Lawrence Dale]] in the general election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[Wisconsin's 7th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
Duffy ran for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75450.html ''Politico'' "Freshmen face 2012 dilemma," April 22, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Pat Kreitlow]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
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Duffy ran for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75450.html ''Politico'', "Freshmen face 2012 dilemma," April 22, 2012]</ref> He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Pat Kreitlow]] in the November general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012]</ref>
 
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====Race Background====
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In 2011, [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.<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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===Full history===
 
===Full history===
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|year=2010
 
|year=2010
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00030967&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Sean Duffy," Accessed April 18, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00030967&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Sean Duffy," accessed April 18, 2013]</ref>
 
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|totalraised2012=2647209
 
|result2012=Won
 
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===2014===
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{{Sean Duffy 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Duffy 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Duffy 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030967&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030967&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Duffy spent $12.89 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7
 
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|party = Republican
 
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|total raised =  $2,647,210  
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Sean Duffy 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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[[File:Duffy 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=WI07&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 07," Accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=WI07&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 07," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 7th District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = $1,977,172
 
|total raised = $1,977,172
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|opponent raised = $1,271,594
 
|opponent raised = $1,271,594
 
|opponent spent = $1,270,399
 
|opponent spent = $1,270,399
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|org1 = Wausau Homes
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|org2 = Johnson Timber
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|org3 = Marshfield Clinic
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|org4 = Grassland Dairy
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|org5 = First Impressions
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|orgdonor1 = $23,700
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|orgdonor2 = $19,200
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|orgdonor3 = $17,489
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|orgdonor4 = $17,200
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|orgdonor5 = $14,450
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
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|ind3 = Health Professionals
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|ind4 = Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
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|ind5 = Misc Finance
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|inddonor1 = $143,585
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|inddonor2 = $125,500
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|inddonor3 = $113,846
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|inddonor4 = $56,339
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|inddonor5 = $41,600
 
|}}
 
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==Race Background==
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==Personal Gain Index==
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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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Duffy's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-194,995 to $-5,003. That averages to '''$-99,999''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96.  Duffy ranked as the 432nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Duffy, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Duffy's calculated net worth increased from $-446,795 to $-99,999. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>  
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==Analysis==
 
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412488_Sean_Duffy ''OpenCongress'', "Sean Duffy," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
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====2013====
 
====2013====
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>
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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]]," as of July 22, 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''GovTrack'', "Duffy," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Duffy received in May 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''GovTrack'', "Duffy," accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Duffy ranked 142nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," July 22, 2014]</ref>
 
====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>
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Duffy was one of three 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====
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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Duffy was one of three members of congress who ranked 170th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===Lifetime missed votes===
 
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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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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Duffy missed 89 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.5% among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''GovTrack'', "Duffy," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2807/Rep_Sean_Duffy.html ''LegiStorm'', "Sean Duffy," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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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]] ranked 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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====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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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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==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>
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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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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
Cost per vote$12.89 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Marys College
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayOctober 3, 1971
Place of birthHayward, WI
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$-99,999
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sean Duffy (b. October 3, 1971, in Hayward, WI) 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] He is running for re-election in 2014. Duffy defeated Don Raihala in the Republican primary.[2] Duffy will face Kelly Westlund (D), write-in candidate John Schiess (R) and Green Party candidate Lawrence Dale in the general election.

Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and he competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school.[3]

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., Duffy went into private practice and soon became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's professional and political career:[3]

  • 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:[4][5]

2011-2012

Duffy was a member of the following House committees:[6]:

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Duffy's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Duffy voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Duffy voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Duffy voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Duffy voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Duffy voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Duffy voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] Duffy voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Duffy voted against HR 2775.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Duffy voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Duffy voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Duffy voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[28] Duffy joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[29][30]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[31]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Duffy's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Duffy is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Duffy received a score of 32 percent on social issues and 77 percent on economic issues.[32]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[33]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[32]

Criticism of Ted Cruz

Duffy criticized Cruz in September 2013 because of Cruz's handling of Obamacare. He said, "It is a concern, and that’s why when these conservatives in the Senate were running ads, raising money and holding rallies about this great strategy and using House conservatives as pawns in that strategy, we were silent. We believe in this rule of Ronald Reagan where we don’t take shots at fellow Republicans. So we held our fire. We kept our powder dry. It’s just when it came to us agreeing with the strategy and Ted Cruz and others bailing on us, that it was a boiling point where that this is absolutely ridiculous. You can’t talk to the American people, you can’t talk to our bases on this strategy and then completely roll over. Thank God he wasn’t there fighting at the Alamo." Duffy's criticism followed Cruz's comments that the bill to repeal Obamacare would fail in the Senate.[34][35]

Assaulted outside of Capitol

During the 2013 government shutdown over the budget debate, Duffy was walking to a vote at the Capitol when a citizen began screaming at him and then grabbed his arm. Duffy was not hurt, but he reported the incident to police.[36]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Duffy is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 7th District. Duffy defeated Don Raihala in the Republican primary.[2] Duffy will face Kelly Westlund (D), write-in candidate John Schiess (R) and Green Party candidate Lawrence Dale in the general election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 89.5% 12,516
Don Raihala 10.5% 1,476
Total Votes 13,992
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Duffy ran for re-election in 2012.[37] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Pat Kreitlow in the November general election.[38]

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"

Race Background

In 2011, The Hill published a list of the "Top Ten House Members" who were helped by redistricting.[39] Duffy ranked 7th on the list.[39] 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."[39] Wisconsin's 7th District became more Republican following redistricting after the 2010 census, giving Duffy an edge over Kreitlow.[40] 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.[41]

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.[42]

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.[44]

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

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Duffy's reports.[45]

Sean Duffy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$105,183.08$225,046.85$(107,368.40)$222,861.53
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$222,861.53$330,833.44$(73,943.37)$479,751.60
October Quarterly[48]October 15, 2013$479,751.60$309,805.17$(104,021.21)$685,535.56
Year-end[49]January 31, 2014$685,535$273,454$(95,856)$863,133
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2014$860,351.15$259,287.79$(136,481.23)$983,157.71
Running totals
$1,398,427.25$(517,670.21)

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.[51]

Cost per vote

Duffy spent $12.89 per vote received in 2012.

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.[52]

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Duffy's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-194,995 to $-5,003. That averages to $-99,999, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Duffy ranked as the 432nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[53] Between 2009 and 2012, Duffy's calculated net worth increased from $-446,795 to $-99,999. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[54]

Sean Duffy Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$-446,795
2012$-99,999
Growth from 2009 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[55]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[56]

Duffy most often votes with:

Duffy least often votes with:

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," as of July 22, 2014.[57] This was the same rating Duffy received in May 2013.[58]

National Journal vote ratings

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Duffy ranked 142nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[59]

2012

Duffy was one of three members who ranked 163rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[60]

2011

Duffy was one of three members of congress who ranked 170th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[61]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2013

Sean Duffy voted with the Republican Party 94.9 percent of the time, which ranked 93rd among the 234 House Republican members as of Junly 2014.[62]

2013

Sean Duffy voted with the Republican Party 97.2 percent of the time, which ranked 66th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[63]

Lifetime missed votes

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

According to the website GovTrack, Duffy missed 89 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.5% among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[64]

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 ranked 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.[65]

Personal

Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.[3]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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