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Engebretson vying for Duffy's WI 7th Dist. seat

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A UWS Graduate and military veteran announced Monday she is gunning for Sean Duffy's congressional seat. 

Margaret Engebretson made her formal announcement at the Richard I. Bong Memorial Building, in Superior. 

Engebretson spent more than two decades in the service, including time with the 148th Fighter Wing. She has degrees in business, history and law. 

Engebretson says she decided last year to run for congress, and the 2016 election was the reason. 

"I see it as a dual path; one, we've got to start checking and balancing the executive," says Engebretson, "two, we need to get in there and start making some long term plans and actually address serious issues that are facing our district and our nation."

Engebretson says her number one priority, if elected, would be enacting universal health care. 

The Republican Party of Wisconsin responded to Engebretson's announcement, saying, in part:

"[Engebretson's] calls for gun control and her opposition to law-abiding gun owners protecting their families in their own homes is more in line with San Francisco than Balsam Lake and the rest of Wisconsin." 

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