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Monday, May 24, 2010

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Duffy says issues remain the same in newly vacant 7th CD

His opponent may be different, but Ashland Co. DA Sean Duffy says the issues are still the same as he seeks the 7th Congressional District.

With Dave Obey now opting out of re-election, it's looking like Duffy will face state Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, should he win the GOP nomination.

"My plan doesn't change really," Duffy said on this week's "UpFront with Mike Gousha."

"I'm still talking about jobs, the economy, debt, my vision for how we move American forward and Wisconsin forward, and now that Dave Obey is gone, the challenges and the issues that we face in Washington are still there."

GOP rival Dan Mielke has tried to cast himself as the true outsider in the race because Duffy has lined up party and establishment support. But Duffy insisted it was simply the result of putting together a solid grassroots campaign.

"These are career politicians," Duffy said. "I'm the DA in Ashland County, a lumberjack sports competitor, father of six. I'm really going up against the establishment. But I've built a grassroots team that I think can be successful in what has traditionally been a Democrat district."


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