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|Tenure = January 3, 2011-present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Political party = Republican
 
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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, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2014 = $11.60
 
|Cost per vote 2012 = $12.89
 
|Cost per vote 2012 = $12.89
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election =[[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election =November 8, 2016
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|Campaign $ = 4,624,381
 
|Prior office =District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
 
|Prior office =District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
 
|Prior office years =2002-2010
 
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|Associate's =
 
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{{tnr}}'''Sean Duffy''' (b. October 3, 1971, in Hayward, Wisconsin) 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>  He {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014.
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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 most recently won re-election in 2014.
 
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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==
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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Duffy earned his bachelor's from St. Mary's College. He was a professional lumberjack athlete, and he competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school at the William Mitchell College of law.<ref name="bio"/> After earning his J.D., Duffy went into private practice and then 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"/>
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's academic, professional and political career:<ref name="bio"/>
* 2011-Present: U.S. House of Representatives
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* 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI
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*2011-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District]]
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*2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI
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*1999: Graduated from William Mitchell College of Law with a J.D.
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*1994: Graduated from St. Mary's College with a B.A.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Duffy serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services#Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises|Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services#Oversight and Investigations|Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations]], ''Chairman''
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====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 served 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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====2011-2012====
 
====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] ''([[dead link]])''</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]]
==Issues==
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===Legislative actions===
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==Key votes==
====113th Congress====
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===114th Congress===
 
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====Economic and fiscal====
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=====2016 Budget proposal=====
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====Foreign Affairs====
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=====Iran nuclear deal=====
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{{House Iran bill GOP Yes|Name=Duffy}}
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===113th Congress===
 
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====National security====
 
====National security====
======NDAA======
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=====NDAA=====
{{Support 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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{{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>
  
======DHS Appropriations======
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
{{Support vote}} Duffy voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 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 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Duffy voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations 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 of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
{{Oppose 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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{{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>
  
======CISPA (2013)======
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
{{Support 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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{{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 permitted 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>
  
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
======Farm Bill======
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=====Farm bill=====
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Duffy}}
{{Support vote}} Duffy voted for the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45613#.Ul7hvBCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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======Government shutdown======
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Duffy}}
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=====Government shutdown=====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{support 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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{{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>
  
{{oppose vote}} The shutdown finally 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 funds 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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{{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>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
======Morton Memos Prohibition======
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{{Support 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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=====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>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
======Health Care Reform Rules======
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
{{Support 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 Votesmart,'' "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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{{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>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
======Abortion======
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=====Abortion=====
{{Support 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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{{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 was 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>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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====Government affairs====
======Fiscal Cliff======
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=====HR 676=====
{{Oppose vote}}
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Duffy}}
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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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal cliff====
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{{Nay vote}} 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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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:S020_080.gif|right|290px|thumb|Sean Duffy's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2014.asp?quiz=Pres2016 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 '''Hard-Core Conservative'''. Duffy received a score of 24 percent on social issues and 77 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Strongly Favors
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|ObamaCare= Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= 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= Favors
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|Military= Strongly Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Favors
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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===
 
===Criticism of Ted Cruz===
Duffy criticized Cruz in September 2013 over 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 commenting prior to even the House vote, 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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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>
  
 
===Assaulted outside of Capitol===
 
===Assaulted outside of Capitol===
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 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>
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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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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
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 {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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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 on August 12, 2014.<ref>[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> He defeated [[Kelly Westlund]] (D) and [[Green Party]] candidate [[Lawrence Dale]] in the general election on November 4, 2014.
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
::''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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/457/Sean-P-Duffy Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Duffy attends.
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<br>
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Duffy
 
|Name=Duffy
 
|Editdate=April 18, 2013
 
|Editdate=April 18, 2013
 
|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>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=2647209
 
|totalraised2012=2647209
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District{{!}}District 7]])
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|office2012=U.S. House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District{{!}}District 7]])
 
|totalraised2010=1977172
 
|totalraised2010=1977172
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District{{!}}District 7]])
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|office2010=U.S. House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District{{!}}District 7]])
 
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===2014===
 
===2014===
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Duffy won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Duffy's campaign committee raised a total of $2,539,783 and spent $1,970,453.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030967&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Sean Duffy 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 9, 2015]</ref> This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 9, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Duffy spent $11.60 per general election vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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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 = $2,539,783
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|total spent = $1,970,453
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|opponent raised =$528,203
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|opponent spent =$526,935
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|org1 =Greenheck Fan Corp
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|org2 =County Materials
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|org3 =Harris Assoc
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|org4 =Wausau Homes
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|org5 =Rice Lake Weighing Systems
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|orgdonor1 =$29,650
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|orgdonor2 =$15,600
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|orgdonor3 =$15,600
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|orgdonor4 =$15,600
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|orgdonor5 =$14,350
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|ind1 =Insurance
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|ind2 =Retired
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|ind3 =Securities & Investments
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|ind4 =Commercial Banks
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|ind5 =Real Estate
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|inddonor1 =$187,042
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|inddonor2 =$146,775
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|inddonor3 =$139,750
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|inddonor4 =$134,562
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|inddonor5 =$105,800
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|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Sean Duffy Donors 2014.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2014 election.]]}}
 
{{Sean Duffy 2014 FEC}}
 
{{Sean Duffy 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Duffy 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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>
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====
 
====Cost per vote====
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|inddonor5 = $100,050
 
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|}}
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Duffy 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File: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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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>
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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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
|Chamber = U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7
 
|Chamber = U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7
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|inddonor5 = $41,600
 
|inddonor5 = $41,600
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Duffy 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
  
==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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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''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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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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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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|Name =Sean Duffy
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|Political Party =Republican
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|Year 0 = 2009
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|Average 0 = -446795
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|2010 = -167497.50
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|2011 =-67498
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|2012 =-99999
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Duffy received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Leadership PACs'' industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in [[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District]] was ''Educational services, and health care and social assistance,'' according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
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From 2009-2014, '''25.08 percent of Duffy's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00030967&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Sean Duffy," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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{{Cong career industries
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|party =Republican
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|total raised =6478517
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|total spent =5436385
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|ind1 =Leadership PACs
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|ind2 =Retired
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|ind3 =Insurance
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|ind4 =Health Professionals
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|ind5 =Securities & Investment
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|inddonor1 =415420
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|inddonor2 =374858
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|inddonor3 =311204
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|inddonor4 = 267862
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|inddonor5 =255550
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|district = Educational services, and health care and social assistance
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|}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412488_Sean_Duffy ''OpenCongress,'' "Sean Duffy," Accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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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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Duffy most often votes with:
 
Duffy most often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Kevin Yoder]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
 
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
 
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
====2013====
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Duffy was 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>
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Duffy is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]," as of May 9, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''Gov Track'' "Duffy" Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime missed votes===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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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 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent 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>
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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]] 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>
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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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.
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====2013====
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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>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Sean Duffy
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|party=Republican
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|percent=94.9 percent
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|rank=93rd
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|total=233
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|chamber=House
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|year=July 2014
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|RHouse=Y
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====2013====
 
====2013====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Sean Duffy
 
|name=Sean Duffy
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
|percent=97.2%
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|percent=97.2 percent
 
|rank=66th
 
|rank=66th
 
|total=234
 
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|year=June 2013
 
|year=June 2013
 
|RHouse=Y
 
|RHouse=Y
}}
 
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_duffy/412488 ''GovTrack,'' "Duffy," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
 
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2807/Rep_Sean_Duffy.html ''LegiStorm'', "Sean Duffy," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
 
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
 
====2012====
 
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Duffy, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
 
 
{{Net worth table
 
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|Name =Sean Duffy
 
|Political Party =Republican
 
|Year 1 =2010
 
|Average 1 =-167497.50
 
|Year 2 =2011
 
|Average 2 =-67498
 
|Year 3 =2012
 
|Average 3 =-99999
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==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">[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://duffy.house.gov/biography ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District]]
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*[[Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Wisconsin]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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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, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDave Obey (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$11.60 in 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$4,624,381
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Mary's College
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
Date of birthOctober 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 most recently won re-election in 2014.

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

Duffy earned his bachelor's from St. Mary's College. He was a professional lumberjack athlete, and he competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school at the William Mitchell College of law.[1] After earning his J.D., Duffy went into private practice and then became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Duffy's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 2011-Present: U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District
  • 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI
  • 1999: Graduated from William Mitchell College of Law with a J.D.
  • 1994: Graduated from St. Mary's College with a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Duffy serves on the following committees:[2]

2013-2014

Duffy served on the following committees:[3][4]

2011-2012

Duffy was a member of the following House committees:[5]

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Duffy's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Yea3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, voted against the resolution. Duffy voted with 225 other Republicans to approve the bill.[8][9][10]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Duffy voted with 222 other Republican representatives to approve the bill.[11][12]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[13] For more information pertaining to Duffy's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[14]

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.[15]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Duffy voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[16]

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.[17]

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 permitted 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.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20][21] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[21] 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.[22][23] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582-page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[23] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[24] It increased the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel by 1 percent, increased Head Start funding for early childhood education by $1 billion, 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.[22]

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.[25] 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.[26] Duffy voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[27]

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.[28] 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.[29]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
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.[30] The vote largely followed party lines.[31]

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.[32]

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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[33]

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 RepublicansThomas 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.[34] Duffy joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[35][36]

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 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.[37]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Sean 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 Hard-Core Conservative. Duffy received a score of 24 percent on social issues and 77 percent on economic issues.[38] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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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.[39][40]

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.[41]

Elections

2014

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

Duffy ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 7th District. Duffy defeated Don Raihala in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014.[42] He defeated Kelly Westlund (D) and Green Party candidate Lawrence Dale in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 59.3% 169,891
     Democratic Kelly Westlund 39.4% 112,949
     Green Lawrence Dale 1.3% 3,686
     Independent Rob Taylor - Write-in 0% 30
     Republican John Schiess - Write-in 0% 5
     N/A Scattering 0% 42
Total Votes 286,603
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board


U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 87.6% 25,707
Don Raihala 12.3% 3,607
John Schiess (write-in) 0% 2
Scattering 0.1% 20
Total Votes 29,336
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

2012

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

Duffy ran for re-election in 2012.[43] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Pat Kreitlow in the November general election.[44]

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" (dead link)

Race Background

In 2011, The Hill published a list of the "Top Ten House Members" who were helped by redistricting.[45] Duffy ranked 7th on the list.[45] 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."[45] Wisconsin's 7th District became more Republican following redistricting after the 2010 census, giving Duffy an edge over Kreitlow.[46] 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.[47]

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.[48]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Duffy attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

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.[50]

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

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Duffy won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Duffy's campaign committee raised a total of $2,539,783 and spent $1,970,453.[51] This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[52]

Cost per vote

Duffy spent $11.60 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7, 2014 - Sean Duffy Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,539,783
Total Spent $1,970,453
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $528,203
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $526,935
Top contributors to Sean Duffy's campaign committee
Greenheck Fan Corp$29,650
County Materials$15,600
Harris Assoc$15,600
Wausau Homes$15,600
Rice Lake Weighing Systems$14,350
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$187,042
Retired$146,775
Securities & Investments$139,750
Commercial Banks$134,562
Real Estate$105,800

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Duffy's reports.[53]

2012

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.[59]

Cost per vote

Duffy spent $12.89 per vote received in 2012.


2010

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.[60]


Personal Gain Index

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

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-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 two 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
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

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.[61] 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.[62]

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%.[63]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Duffy received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[64]

From 2009-2014, 25.08 percent of Duffy's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[65]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Sean Duffy Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $6,478,517
Total Spent $5,436,385
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$415,420
Retired$374,858
Insurance$311,204
Health Professionals$267,862
Securities & Investment$255,550
% total in top industry6.41%
% total in top two industries12.2%
% total in top five industries25.08%

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.[66]

Duffy most often votes with:

Duffy least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Duffy was a "moderate Republican follower," as of July 22, 2014.[67] This was the same rating Duffy received in May 2013.[68]

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 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[69]

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.[70]

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.[71]

2012

Duffy was one of three members who ranked 163rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[72]

2011

Duffy was one of three members of congress who ranked 170th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[73]

Voting with party

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

2014

Sean Duffy voted with the Republican Party 94.9 percent of the time, which ranked 93rd among the 233 House Republican members as of July 2014.[74]

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.[75]

Personal

Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.[1]

Recent news

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Obey
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 7th District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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