Former Real World Boston housemate Sean Duffy, 39, won an open seat in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district.
The Republican received 52% of the vote for the House of Representatives. He defeated his opponent state Senator Julie Lassa who was campaigning against Duffy to replace Rep. and Democrat David Obey, who held the seat for 41 years.
The elected Congressman, who won the seat in his home state, thanked his supporters as he took to the stage at a victory party in Wausau on Tuesday. According to the Wausau Daily Herald he cried, ”What a great night for Wisconsin!”
The Los Angeles Times stated that Duffy has “said he hoped to be a part of ‘a new fresh class’ of Republicans that will join the ‘great discussion and debate’ in Congress.”
Duffy starred on the MTV reality show in its sixth season in 1997. He continued his MTV gigs joining the casts of Road Rules: All Stars in 1998 and Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Seasons in 2002. Duffy is married to Real World San Francisco’s Rachel Campos, and together they have five children. He was formerly the district attorney for Wisconsin’s Ashland County.
Duffy’s former housemate Syrus Yarbrough already congratulated the newly elected and tweeted, “Sean from my season of The Real World Boston is now a US Congressman! Congrats my brotha!”