Wisconsin pro-life lawmaker Tom Tiffany won a special election Tuesday to fill the state’s northwestern 7th Congressional District.
A former state senator, Tiffany campaigned on strong pro-life principles and received the endorsement of the Susan B. Anthony List. President Donald Trump also supported him.
He beat pro-abortion Democrat Tricia Zunker with 57 percent of the vote, according to the local news.
“Throughout this campaign, one thing was made resounding clear: the people of our district was a strong, experienced voice who will take some Northwoods commonsense to Washington D.C. Someone who will work with President Trump to get our families safely through these rough times and back to prosperity,” Tiffany said in a statement.
Tiffany will fill the seat of former pro-life Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, who resigned last year after he and his wife found out that their unborn daughter had special needs.
Marilyn Musgrave, SBA List vice president of government affairs, said Tiffany is a principled pro-life advocate who understand the value of unborn babies.
“As a state lawmaker, he has consistently championed efforts to protect the unborn and their mothers, including legislation to stop late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, a point when unborn children can feel pain,” Musgrave said.
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“In contrast to his Democratic opponent, who is endorsed by the radical abortion lobby and is dramatically out of step with the district, Tom is a staunch ally of President Trump and will stand up to the extreme abortion agenda of the Pelosi Democrats,” she continued.
The Wausau Daily Herald reports Tiffany is scheduled to begin serving next week in Washington, D.C.
Tiffany is a 30-year resident of northern Wisconsin and a former business owner. He was elected to the Wisconsin House in 2011 and later to the state Senate. He and his wife have three daughters.