United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014
Wisconsin
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 8 Wisconsin seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 3

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the eight U.S. Representatives from the state of Wisconsin, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including an election for Governor of Wisconsin.

District 1[edit]

In 2012, Republican incumbent Paul Ryan defeated Democrat Rob Zerban, a former member of the Kenosha County Board and entrepreneur; 2012 was the closest election of Ryan's congressional career. Zerban is running again in 2014.[1] Amar Kaleka, a documentary film maker and the son of a victim of the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, also ran for the Democratic nomination,[2] but lost in the primary.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Zerban 25,627 77.62%
Democratic Amar Kaleka 7,318 22.17%
No party Scattering 71 0.22%
Totals 33,016 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Ryan 40,813 94.27%
Republican Jeremy Ryan 2,450 5.66%
No party Scattering 30 0.07%
Totals 43,293 100%

District 2[edit]

Democratic incumbent Mark Pocan has represented the district since 2013. This district has a PVI of D+17.

Mathematics professor Peter Theron is the Republican Nominee.[4]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan 52,517 99.59%
No party Scattering 216 0.41%
Totals 52,733 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Theron 12,464 99.84%
No party Scattering 20 0.16%
Totals 12,484 100%

District 3[edit]

Democratic incumbent Ron Kind has represented the district since 1996. He was re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+5.

Businessman and veteran Tony Kurtz is the Republican Nominee.[5]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Kind 28,783 99.76%
No party Scattering 70 0.24%
Totals 28,853 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Kurtz 13,552 56.70%
Republican Karen L. Mueller 5,630 23.55%
Republican Ken Van Doren 4,704 19.68%
No party Scattering 17 0.07%
Totals 23,903 100%

District 4[edit]

Democratic incumbent Gwen Moore has represented the district since 2005. She was re-elected with 72% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+23.

Former State Senator and convicted felon Gary George ran against her in the Democratic primary.,[6] losing by a substantial margin.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gwen Moore 52,413 70.91%
Democratic Gary R. George 21,242 28.74%
No party Scattering 257 0.35%
Totals 73,912 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Sebring 3,386 79.67%
Republican David D. King 855 20.12%
No party Scattering 9 0.21%
Totals 4,250 100%

District 5[edit]

Republican incumbent Jim Sensenbrenner has represented the district since 1978. He was re-elected with 67.72% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+13.

Chris Rockwood, an electrical engineer who previously ran as a Democratic candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly, is the Democratic nominee.[7]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Rockwood 21,715 99.35%
No party Scattering 141 0.65%
Totals 21,856 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Sensenbrenner 43,266 99.81%
No party Scattering 82 0.19%
Totals 43,348 100%

District 6[edit]

The sixth district is represented by Republican Tom Petri, who is retiring.[8]

For the Republicans, State Senator Glenn Grothman,[9] State Representative Duey Stroebel and State Senator Joe Leibham sought the nomination.[10][11] Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader Scott L. Fitzgerald chose not to run;[12] and Scott Walker aide John Hiller and former Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls had been discussed as potential candidates, but did not run.[13][14][15][16] Grothman won the primary but Petri has refused to endorse him, going as far as saying that Democratic nominee Mark Harris had done "a fine job" as County Executive. Grothman has declined to participate in debates and has turned down requests for interviews.[17]

Democratic Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is the Democratic Party nominee.

The general election will also feature Gus Fahrendorf, of Neenah, as the nominee of the Libertarian Party.[18]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Grothman 23,247 36.16%
Republican Joe Leibham 23,028 35.82%
Republican Duey Stroebel 15,873 24.69%
Republican Tom Denow 2,117 3.29%
No party Scattering 30 0.05%
Totals 64,295 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Harris 19,714 99.75%
No party Scattering 49 0.25%
Totals 19,763 100%

District 7[edit]

The seventh district is represented by Republican Sean Duffy. Ashland businesswoman and City Council member Kelly Westlund is the 2014 Democratic nominee.[19]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelly Westlund 18,631 77.92%
Democratic Mike Krsiean 5,256 21.98%
No party Scattering 24 0.10%
Totals 23,911 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean Duffy 25,707 87.63%
Republican Don Raihala 3,607 12.30%
Republican John Schiess (write-in) 2 0.01%
No party Scattering 20 0.07%
Totals 29,336 100%

District 8[edit]

The eighth district is represented by Republican Reid Ribble. Ron Gruett (pronounced 'grit'), a professor of physics and chemistry, is the Democratic nominee.

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Gruett 18,030 99.81%
No party Scattering 34 0.19%
Totals 18,064 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 33,330 99.75%
No party Scattering 85 0.25%
Totals 33,415 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramde, Dinesh (24 October 2013). "Ryan faces familiar foe in House re-election bid". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (14 October 2013). "Shooting victim’s son to challenge Paul Ryan". Politico. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Official Election Results". G.A.B. Canvass Reporting System. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Peter Theron for Congress". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tony Kurtz for Congress". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Running for Congress: Convicted felon Gary George". FOX6NOW. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tony Kurtz for Congress". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Petri won't seek re-election
  9. ^ Terkel, Amanda. Glenn Grothman, Ultra-Conservative Wisconsin Lawmaker, Will Run For Congress. Huffington Post, 2014-04-03.
  10. ^ Joe Leibham, Mark Harris Enter Wide-Open Race in Wisconsin
  11. ^ State rep. announces run for Congress
  12. ^ On Politics: Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for Congress this year : Wsj
  13. ^ Reports: Duey Stroebel may challenge Tom Petri in a primary for Congress
  14. ^ Grothman will challenge Petri for Congressional seat
  15. ^ Petri to retire from House, Leibham considering run for seat
  16. ^ "| Action Reporter Media". fdlreporter.com. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  17. ^ "U.S. Rep. Tom Petri won't endorse Grothman". fdlreporter.com. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Gus for Congress". http://gusforcongress.com/. Gus for Congress. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Cahn, Emily (9 December 2013). "Democratic Official Challenges Sean Duffy in Wisconsin". Roll Call. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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