WASHINGTON — Rep. Sean Duffy will leave Congress at the end of next month, he announced in a Facebook post on Monday.
“Recently, we’ve learned that our baby, due in late October, will need even more love, time, and attention due to complications, including a heart condition. 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, a Wisconsin Republican, wrote.
Duffy said he will resign effective Sep. 23. He is included among 10 House Republicans who have said they will not seek re-election next year.
Duffy, 47, has served in Congress since 2011. Prior to that he served eight years as Ashland County district attorney.
During the late 1990s Duffy appeared on two MTV reality shows: “The Real World: Boston” and “Road Rules: All Stars.” While appearing on the former, he met his future wife, Rachel Campos — now Campos-Duffy. They married in 1999. The couple has eight children.
Duffy’s seat is reliably Republican. President Donald Trump won the district by 21 points in 2016.