Mr Duffy Goes to Washington [UPDATED]
At CatholicVote, Tom Peters reports on his recent meeting in D.C. with Catholic dad of six, Congressman-elect Sean Duffy, and his lovely wife Rachel Campos-Duffy:
Last night I had the opportunity of meeting Representative-elect (and CatholicVote PAC-endorsed!) Sean Duffy along with his awesome wife Rachel and their little baby Maria Victoria here in Washington DC.Meanwhile, Rachel blogs on their children's front-row seat to history and the challenges of parenting when one of the parents is in the middle of running for Congress:
My friend Eric spotted this wonderful photo of Sean as he “narrates and records a video for his Facebook page while walking around Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol Hill” earlier in the day...
On November 2, my husband, Sean Duffy, had the honor of being elected to represent Wisconsin's 7th District in Congress. In a decisive eight-point victory, our northwestern and largely rural district voted for a Republican candidate for the first time in 41 years.May God continue to bless the Duffys as they begin this next chapter in their lives. And may Sean continue to be guided by his strong Catholic faith in his governing decisions. I'm looking for good things from Congressman Duffy. He has a bright future ahead of him.
Election night was the culmination of a tremendous amount of work and sacrifice. I can now say with absolutely certitude that unless you've been through it, it's difficult to understand the toll it takes on candidates and their families. It was probably a good thing that we didn't know what was in store for us in the 18 months following my husband's announcement.
As a spouse, the campaign transformed me from a busy-but-happy at-home mother of five to a frazzled and often lonely single mother of six (we discovered we were pregnant three weeks after Sean announced his candidacy and we had our sixth child, Maria Victoria, on April 1). With my best friend and partner crisscrossing one of the largest congressional districts in the country to hit every dairy breakfast, polka Mass, parade and county fair, my workload doubled instantly.
Sean has added these videos to his Facebook page:
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Washington Post Profile of Catholic Father of 6 Running for Congress
Rachel Campos-Duffy: "Have We Become Too Casual? Why I Dress My Kids Up for Church"
Catholic Father of 6 Running for Congress Accused by Opponent of Being "Too Busy" With Kids to be Effective Representative
Rachel Campos Duffy: A Real Housewife of Wisconsin
Rachel Living in the Real World; The View Hags, Not So Much [UPDATED]