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GOP Rep. Sean Duffy to resign from Congress

Posted August 26, 2019 12:17 p.m. EDT

— Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy announced Monday that he will resign from Congress next month, joining nine other House Republicans who have announced their own planned departures in recent weeks.

Duffy, a Trump ally who has represented Wisconsin's 7th district since being elected in 2010, wrote in a Facebook post that he would be stepping down on September 23, citing a desire to spend more time with his family ahead of the upcoming birth of his ninth child.

Duffy said he and his wife, Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy, had learned about health complications with the pregnancy, including a heart condition, and that the baby "will need even more love, time, and attention."

"With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now," Duffy wrote.