Link to May 9 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article, "Duffy chops way to front-runner status. DA, lumberjack champion, 'Real World' cast member has sights on Obey's seat".
Excerpt: Blessed with a TV-star smile, an athlete's body and lawyerly gifts of gab and jab, Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy seems born for the role of small-town guy bucking the odds to win a seat in Congress on his first try.
After U.S. Rep. David Obey's stunning retirement announcement last week, pundits and friends declared the father of six the new front-runner in the 7th Congressional District race.
But Duffy, a world-champion lumberjack and speed-climber of 90-foot cedar poles, knows that winning means surviving the nerve-racking plunge to the finish.
"Whether it's Dave Obey or someone else, this is still going to be tough," Duffy said hours after the powerful Democrat announced the end of his 41-year reign. "This is my first time to the prom. I don't know how it works."