Wisconsin state Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) won the May 12 special election in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. Tiffany beat Democrat Tricia Zunker, president of the Wausau School Board, 57.2 to 42.8 percent. With the special election out of the way, Tiffany is now set to run for re-election to the seat in November 2020.
President Donald Trump won the heavily Republican 7th CD by 20 points in 2016. In 2018, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker won the district by more than 16 points, despite losing statewide to now Gov. Tony Evers.
Tiffany replaces former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy seat (R-Weston), who resigned from the seat in September 2019. Duffy had held the seat since 2011.
Tiffany was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2010 and has served in the state Senate since 2012. Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) has announced a run to replace Tiffany in state Senate District 12.