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Veteran, Spencer Zimmerman, announces campaign to replace Duffy in CongressSubmitted: 08/29/2019
Veteran, Spencer Zimmerman, announces campaign to replace Duffy in Congress
Stephen Goin
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NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN - Three days following Rep. Sean Duffy's resignation announcement, one candidate says he will vie for the open congressional seat in Wisconsin's 7th district.

US Air Force veteran Spencer Zimmerman announced his candidacy Thursday.

According to a statement, Zimmeran will base his party affiliation on who the eventual Democratic Presidential nominee is and whether the "nomination process has been conducted fairly."

Recently, Zimmerman received 5.5% of votes in the 2019 Democratic primary for Wisconsin Assembly District 64 which covers parts of Kenosha Co. and Racine Co.

Zimmerman also ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for Secretary of State in 2018.

Since 2010, Zimmerman has campaigned as a Republican for multiple Wisconsin Assembly seats and a Nebraska Senate seat.

Zimmerman was born in Neenah, graduated from MacFarland High School in 1998 and according to his website spent half of last year in District 7, specifically Marshfield, Merrill and Wausau.

Zimmerman served in the military from 2000 to 2004 and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Madison's Edgewood College in 2006. He has worked as a tanker truck driver, an airport line service technician and currently works as a chauffeur for Presidential Transpiration Service.

Gov. Tony Evers has not yet announced a date for a special election.

The elected candidate will serve the remainder of Duffy's term, which runs through early 2021. 

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