Former Real World Star Becomes a Congressman

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Former Real World: Boston star Sean Duffy is headed for another house full of strangers: the U.S. Congress!

Duffy, now 39, won an open seat in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional district. In Tuesday's election, the Republican Duffy easily defeated his opponent, state Senator Julie Lassa; the duo were battling to replace the outgoing Rep. David Obey, a Democrat who held the spot for 41 years.

"What a great night in Wisconsin," Duffy cried at a victory party in Wausau, Wisc. early Wednesday after his victory was announced, according to the Associated Press.

Duffy's chief platform during the expensive campaign: cutting the national deficit.

He became a reality star in 1997 on the sixth season of MTV's Real World, set in the Massachusetts city. He is married to Rachel Campos, from Real World: San Francisco. The couple have six kids together.

Duffy appeared on the 2002 version of Real World/Road Rules Challenge, and was recently the district attorney for Wisconsin's Ashland County.