Even though it was back in the 1990s that Sean Duffy rose to fame, he still managed to make things work for his career.  He became known for his stint on The Real World, part of the cast stuck in Boston.  Since appearing on the sixth season of the hit show, he has moved on to pursue politics and his family life.

According to Politics Daily, the notoriously conservative Sean Duffy has announced that he’ll be running for a spot on the United States Congress.  He has already become Ashland County’s district attorney, beginning his term in office in 2002.  Now, he’s ready to move on to bigger things.  That is, vying for the Wisconsin 7th Congressional District seat, held for the past 40 years by Rep. Dave Obey, D-Wausau.

After his stint on The Real World, he went on to marry Rachel Campos of The Real World: San Francisco.  They have five children, namely Evita, Jack, Lucia-Belen, John-Paul, and Paloma.  It’s because of this bunch that Sean Duffy decided to dive into Congress.

“I’m troubled by the explosion of new debt that Washington is leaving to my five kids, and I feel it’s important to do what I can to improve the direction of the country,” the Republican reality TV star said in an interview with Politico.

“It’s time to bring fiscal responsibility back to Washington, D.C.” Duffy announced during a rally in Hayward.  “That’s only going to happen when people who know how to balance their family budget decide it’s time for change.  I’m one of those people.  That’s why I am running for Congress and that’s why I ask all of you for your support.”

Surrounded by 200 supporters, the Real World star went on: “Our representatives in Washington think they can borrow, spend and print our way out of this crisis.  Instead, they are creating a greater crisis.  They are mortgaging our future, our children’s future and even our grandchildren’s future.”

“I believe that it is wrong to spend and borrow on the backs of our children and grandchildren.  But that’s exactly what they are doing.”

-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Politico.com, Politics Daily, Duluth News Tribune
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Maria Gonzalez

Staff Writer, BuddyTV