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Wisconsin’s Duffy takes job as lobbyist, after resigning from Congress

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Sean Duffy (left) and Donald Trump Jr. (PHOTO: @DuffyForWisconsin on Facebook)

MADISON, Wis. — Two months ago, Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy resigned, saying he wanted to spend time with family, including his newborn daughter who ended up having a heart defect.

Now, the former MTV reality TV personality, who has nine children, has taken a job with a Washington lobbying firm.

BGR Group announced Tuesday that the Republican would be working for the firm as a senior counsel heading up its financial services practice. Duffy is the former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s housing subcommittee.

Duffy, who started on MTV’s “The Real World” in 1997, was elected to Congress in 2010 and emerged as one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters.

Duffy resigned in September, just before his wife gave birth. He joined CNN as a paid contributor after resigning.

He was criticized after appearing to question the patriotism of an Army officer who twice raised concerns over the Trump administration’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats.