“Struggling” Sean Duffy is using his vacation from Congress to today welcome Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to Hayward for an exclusive fundraising dinner. In advance of the $5,000-a-plate affair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate released the following statement: 

"“Struggling” Sean Duffy’s repeated votes against the interests of working families in Congress are deplorable enough. Bringing the Speaker of the House to Northern Wisconsin to rake in $5,000 campaign checks from the uber-wealthy when he should be hosting public events where the hard working middle class families who pay his salary can voice their concerns just adds insult to injury.
“Sean Duffy may think he “struggles” on his measly annual salary of $174,000, but the 98% of his constituents who make less than that every year not only can’t afford a ticket to tonight’s dinner – they can’t afford Duffy’s votes against the middle class."

According to U.S. Census data, the median household income in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional district is $45,868, the unemployment rate is 8% and more than 70,000 residents lack healthcare coverage, including 11,500 children.