Ex-'Real World' Member Mulls House Bid
Sun Jun 22, 2:47 PM ET
WAUSAU, Wis. - A prosecutor who gained attention as a cast member on MTV's "The Real World (news - Y! TV)" is eyeing a new kind of real world challenge — national politics.
Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy, 31, said he will decide by mid-August whether to seek the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Dave Obey, a Democrat, in 2004.
"I am considering it," he said.
Duffy was a cast member on MTV's "The Real World Boston" in 1997 when the pop culture phenomenon of reality television was just getting started. His wife, Rachel Campos, 31, was a cast member in "The Real World San Francisco." They have two children.
He said his television experience didn't factor in to his considering a run for Congress.
"It is part of my past. I have moved beyond that," Duffy said.
Duffy has won one election — for district attorney in Ashland County last November.