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Duffy Joins Group of New Members Backing Marco Rubio

Duffy has endorsed Rubio for president. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A handful of newer Republican members of Congress see endorsing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign as something worth stepping out on a limb for, even with a crowded primary field.  

On Wednesday, Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis., became the seventh lawmaker to back Rubio, telling CQ Roll Call in a statement why he supports the 44-year-old's candidacy. “There’s no other candidate running who has demonstrated a better understanding of the threats and challenges facing our country than Marco Rubio and it’s why I am proud to endorse him for President. Not only will Marco keep our country safe, he has a plan for a New American Century,” he said. “I look forward to helping Marco win Wisconsin and the GOP nomination.”  

Tech Consultant to Run Against Republican Sean Duffy

A Wisconsin tech consultant and who has appeared on stage says he will challenge Duffy. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democrat Kirk Bangstad, a Wisconsin entertainer and consultant who has worked with some of the country’s largest tech companies, announced Tuesday he will challenge Republican Rep. Sean P. Duffy in the state's 7th District.  

Like other candidates who have never held elected office, Bangstad said his message will be simple: “Washington is broken, and it will take someone who has not been there to fix it."