Republican congressman: GOP can seem like 'knuckle-dragging Neanderthals'
December 17th, 2013
04:37 PM ET
11 months ago

Republican congressman: GOP can seem like 'knuckle-dragging Neanderthals'

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin indicated his party could adopt a more delicate tone to better communicate its message.

"From my perspective, and I come from a very 50-50 district in central and northern Wisconsin, you have people on our side of the aisle that have a really abrasive tone. We can come across as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals on occasion," Duffy said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
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Filed under: House Republicans • Sean Duffy
September 19th, 2013
07:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. King on defund plan: ‘Custer, Kamikaze’

Updated 9/19/2013 at 8:03pm

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Peter King continued his vocal opposition to a plan by fellow Republicans to defund Obamacare by tying it to legislation to keep the government funded.

"Whether it’s Custer, whether it’s kamikaze, or whether it’s Gallipoli or whatever, we are going to lose this," the New York Republican said on CNN's "Situation Room." Gallipoli was a failed allied campaign during World War I.
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Filed under: Congress • House Republicans • Peter King • Sean Duffy
Democratic PAC ads target possible swing seats in House
August 19th, 2011
04:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Democratic PAC ads target possible swing seats in House

(CNN) – Democratic group House Majority PAC set its sights on one freshman and one veteran congressman with new ads to be released Friday in their continued effort to return control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats.

Two Republican lawmakers, freshman Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy and nine-term California Rep. Dan Lungren, are the subjects of new cable spots set to air during the August recess. The 30-second commercials were produced to “hold vulnerable House Republicans accountable” for “misguided priorities” and “votes to sell out the middle class,” according to a statement released by the political action committee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dan Lungren • House Majority PAC • Sean Duffy
Wisconsin Dems embrace April fools'
March 30th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Wisconsin Dems embrace April fools'

(CNN)–Wisconsin Democrats aren't pulling any punches, or punchlines, when it comes to recent comments made by freshman GOP Rep. Sean Duffy. Last week the congressman told a constituent that, although the annual salary for congressional members is $174,000, "I struggle to meet my bills right now."

In a town hall meeting last week, Duffy told constituents he was no stranger to their struggles though he receives a six-figure salary as a member of congress. When questioned about how much members of the U.S. House and Senate make, and whether he'd vote to receive a pay cut to battle the deficit, Duffy said "I guarantee most of you, I have more debt than all of you. With six kids, I still pay off my student loans. I still pay my mortgage. I drive a used minivan. If you think I'm living high off the hog, I've got one paycheck."

But Wednesday the Democratic Party of Wisconsin posted a flyer on their website advertising a food and clothing drive for "Poor Sean Duffy." Except the drive is billed as being sponsored by the Polk County Republicans, and the drive date? A telling April 1, 2011.
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Filed under: Congress • Sean Duffy
'Real World' congressman's money troubles
March 30th, 2011
11:02 AM ET
4 years ago

'Real World' congressman's money troubles

(CNN) - Even freshman congressmen sometimes get the blues. Republican Rep. Sean Duffy told a constituent, "I struggle to meet my bills right now," at a town hall meeting in Amery, Wisconsin last week.

And when the questioner challenged his claim on the basis that Duffy makes "three times" his own salary, the congressman responded, "I guarantee most of you, I have more debt than all of you. With six kids, I still pay off my student loans. I still pay my mortgage. I drive a used minivan. If you think I'm living high off the hog, I've got one paycheck. So I struggle to meet my bills right now."
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Filed under: Congress • Sean Duffy
September 16th, 2010
12:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Sean Duffy wants to take his ax to D.C.

Wisconsin Congressional candidate Sean Duffy is out Thursday with a new ad.
Wisconsin Congressional candidate Sean Duffy is out Thursday with a new ad.

(CNN) – In a new campaign commercial, Wisconsin's resident lumberjack shows that he's come a long way since Boston.

Sean Duffy, a former cast member of MTV's reality shows "Real World Boston" and "Road Rules: All Stars" and a two-time champion professional lumberjack athlete who's now the Republican nominee for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, released an ad Wednesday that depicts how he says he'll tackle the physical challenge of chopping the national debt.

In the commercial, Duffy uses his lumberjack lineage to bolster his pledge to "topple the big spending in Washington," and boasts that he's "always been quick to take on a big piece of timber" while standing atop the aforementioned piece of wood. After he chopping the top off, Duffy promises to "bring the ax to Washington."

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Filed under: 2010 • Sean Duffy • Wisconsin