A special election was called by Gov. Tony Evers to replace Republican Sean Duffy, who resigned for family reasons last fall. The primary election is on Feb. 18, with winners facing off in the general election on May 12.
Republican candidates Jason Church, Hudson, and Tom Tiffany, Minocqua, debate live on The Ideas Network. The debate is moderated by Shereen Siewert, host of WPR’s “Route 51,” and Robin Washington, host of Superior-based WPR talk show “Simply Superior.”
Church served in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, retiring as Captain, and was an aide to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson. Tiffany was elected as State Senator for Wisconsin’s 12th District in 2012 and has served two terms. He previously served one term in the State Assembly.
Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District includes Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn Counties. It also includes portions of Chippewa, Jackson, Juneau, Monroe and Wood Counties.