September 16th, 2010
12:28 PM ET
13 years ago

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="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."

Duffy, a former district attorney who was endorsed earlier this year by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, easily won the GOP primary on Tuesday. He now faces state Senator Julie Lassa, the Democratic nominee, in the general election this fall. Lassa was first elected to Wisconsin's Senate at age 27. The winner will succeed longtime Democratic Rep. David Obey, who announced earlier this year that he would not run for re-election.

Filed under: 2010 • Sean Duffy • Wisconsin
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Former Republican - Now Independent

    How simple. Does he think Wisconsin voters are stupid, or just beer-addled?

    September 16, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. Matt

    When you've got an ax but no brains, I guess every problem looks like a tree.

    September 16, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. Tim

    Give me a call, I'll give you a list of those to go after first.

    September 16, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I'd like to "AX" Duffy one question, where were you doing the Bush era. I think a tree in the woods fell on his head and caused him lost of memory for the past 8 years of Bush.

    September 16, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Go Duff

    Sounds like a good man for the job. We need some butt kickers to straighten this mess out.

    September 16, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  6. Axeman

    Well, at least he won't be a girlyboy like some of the people in washington at the present time. And he may be just what we need to whip things back into shape on the hill. Too much bowing and butt kissing going on there now.

    September 16, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. Republicans is smart in the head area

    He's an idiot.

    September 16, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  8. Dennis

    Want to take the axe!!! Take it to CORPORATE WELFARE.

    September 16, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  9. scott

    i remember watching him on tv back n the 90's i would not vote for him

    September 16, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. ramtruck2500

    Sure ya bring an Axe! How clever can you get. Considering this boob has one of the few good paying jobs in Ashland county of course the little window dressing is running.. Gee it was so nice of CNN to at least mention the democratic opponent. She3 is one leikeable and good person. Gee and not on a damn reality show thats good for gosips. Please explain to me what that damn show has to do with anythinn? It does not! man I can see my state thanks to these teabaggers is going to be open season on the state as a whole!

    September 16, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  11. Mike o' Vancouver

    Glad to see he's hard at work.

    September 16, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. Clwyd

    I'm from Wisconsin and find it not surprising that we have another Looney toons type candidate. A former WWF wife! An almost billionaire running and buying the election in California! My former party is just sick right now! Ronney would roll over!

    September 16, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. Cretaceous1

    give this little boy a lollipop and send him back to Wisconsin to cut some more logs and Polish sausages.

    September 16, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. FM

    Oh ya! it is the season people to go rogue. No surprise.

    September 16, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  15. Ben in Texas

    Repugnants are always shooting their mouths off. Now we have one who will chop his foot off.

    September 16, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
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