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Tom Tiffany announces run for U.S. CongressSubmitted: 09/10/2019
Tom Tiffany announces run for U.S. Congress
Story By Newswatch12 Team

RHINELANDER - Tuesday morning Tom Tiffany announced he will run to replace Rep. Sean Duffy in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. 

Duffy announced he will step down to spend more time with his family; his last day in office will be September 23rd.


Tiffany is the first candidate to announce a run for the seat. He will visit seven locations in the district Tuesday and Wednesday to announce his candidacy. 

We will have more details on his announcement on Newswatch12 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.


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