Monday morning U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) announced his decision to resign in the next month for family reasons.
Duffy, 47, says representing Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district has been the highest honor of his life in an announcement on Facebook, but he's making the decision to resign now to support to his family.
"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," writes Duffy. "It is the right decision for my family."
This will be Sean Duffy's ninth child with his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy.
He will step down on September 23. He has held the post for over eight years.
Wisconsin's 7th congressional district includes much of central and northern Wisconsin and covers the largest geographical area in the state. Democratic Governor Tony Evers will call a special election to replace Duffy. Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) is reportedly considering running.
The entire announcement can be found below. We'll have more on this as the story evolves.