REPORT: Former Rep. Sean Duffy considering campaign for governor

Duffy resigned from Congress in 2019
Fitzgerald wants to avoid crowded Senate primary
Rep. Sean Duffy

MADISON, Wis. – Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is considering running for governor, according to a report from, after former president Donald Trump encouraged him to do so.

“Working hard to get very popular and capable Former Congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin to run for Governor,” Trump said in a statement Saturday. “Sean loves the people of Wisconsin, and would be virtually unbeatable.”

Duffy has not formally announced his candidacy.

Should he run, he would join former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in the GOP field opposing current governor Tony Evers.

Duffy, who previously represented Wisconsin’s seventh district, resigned from his position in 2019 after learning his ninth child was having health complications.

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Duffy was elected to Congress in 2010 and has been a firm supporter of Trump.

Before entering into politics, he was a star on MTV’s “The Real World: Boston.”