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Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy's daughter born with holes in heart, Down syndrome

Posted at 1:50 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 14:50:26-04

WAUSAU (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy's ninth child was born with Down syndrome and will require open-heart surgery in three to four months.

Duffy's wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy, posted Monday on Facebook that their daughter, Valentina StellaMaris Duffy, was born with two holes in her heart that will require open-heart surgery as expected.

The Wausau Daily Herald Media reported that Campos-Duffy also posted the girl has Down syndrome.

Duffy resigned from Congress on Sept. 23, a week before his daughter's birth, to spend more time with his family. Campos-Duffy required an emergency C-section to deliver the baby a month before its due date.

There will be a special election to replace Duffy in the 7th Congressional District, which includes northern, central and northwest Wisconsin.