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Former Star Runs for Congress

Former Star Runs for Congress


Sean Duffy, a star of MTV's The Real World: Boston who later appeared in a gay-produced mockumentary about same-sex marriage, appears on track to win the GOP nomination for the seventh congressional district seat in Wisconsin.

According to The Huffington Post, Duffy has received support for his bid from GOP luminaries including Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and former Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

"At 38, Duffy has been named one of the genuinely young members of the RNC's not-so 'Young Guns,'" reports HuffPo. "With establishment help, including endorsements from Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Duffy has raised more than $600,000 and is expected to to beat his opponent, tea-party backed Dan Mielke (author of perhaps the most monotonous, sleep-inducing, uninspired attack video ever created), in September's Republican primary."

If Duffy wins, he would likely face Wisconsin state senator Julie Lassa, the expected Democratic nominee for the seat to be vacated by Rep. David Obey, a Democrat who announced his retirement in May.

Duffy, a prosecutor and lumberjack athlete who appeared in the sixth season of The Real World in 1997, later starred in The Wedding Video, a mockumentary about same-sex marriage by gay producer Norm Korpi, a star of the first season of The Real World in New York City.

Watch the first campaign commercial from Duffy below.

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