United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014

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All 8 Wisconsin seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
  John Boehner official portrait.jpg Nancy Pelosi 113th Congress 2013.jpg
Leader John Boehner Nancy Pelosi
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 3
Seats won 5 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,233,336 1,102,581
Percentage 52.36% 46.81%
Swing Increase3.44% Decrease3.61%

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Popular vote by congressional district.

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin were 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 coincided 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%
Total votes 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%
Total votes 43,293 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Ryan (incumbent) 182,316 63.27
Democratic Rob Zerban 105,552 36.63
Write-In Keith R. Deschler 29 0.01
No party Scattering 273 0.09%
Total votes 288,170 100
Republican hold

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.[5]

Primary results[edit]

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

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan (incumbent) 224,920 68.40
Republican Peter Theron 103,619 31.51
No party Scattering 308 0.09%
Total votes 328,847 100
Democratic hold

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.[6]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Kind 28,783 99.76
No party Scattering 70 0.24%
Total votes 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%
Total votes 23,903 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) 155,368 56.46
Republican Tony Kurtz 119,540 43.44
Write-In Ken Van Doren 128 0.05
No party Scattering 125 0.05%
Total votes 275,161 100
Democratic hold

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.,[7] 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%
Total votes 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%
Total votes 4,250 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gwen Moore (incumbent) 179,045 70.24
Republican Dan Sebring 68,490 26.87
Write-In Robert R. Raymond 7,002 2.75
No party Scattering 355 0.14%
Total votes 254,892 100
Democratic hold

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.[8]

Primary results[edit]

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

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Sensenbrenner (incumbent) 231,160 69.45
Democratic Chris Rockwood 101,190 30.40
No party Scattering 476 0.15%
Total votes 332,826 100
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

The sixth district is represented by Republican Tom Petri, who is retiring.[9]

For the Republicans, State Senator Glenn Grothman,[10] State Representative Duey Stroebel and State Senator Joe Leibham sought the nomination.[11][12] Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader Scott L. Fitzgerald chose not to run;[13] and Scott Walker aide John Hiller and former Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls had been discussed as potential candidates, but did not run.[14][15][16][17] 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.[18]

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.[19]

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%
Total votes 64,295 100
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Harris 19,714 99.75
No party Scattering 49 0.25%
Total votes 19,763 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Grothman 169,767 56.77
Democratic Mark Harris 122,212 40.87
Libertarian Party (United States) Gus Fahrendorf 6,865 2.30
No party Scattering 189 0.06%
Total votes 299,033 100
Republican hold

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.[20]

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%
Total votes 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%
Total votes 29,336 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean Duffy (incumbent) 169,891 59.28
Democratic Kelly Westlund 112,949 39.41
Independent Lawrence Dale 3,686 1.29
Write-Ins 35 0.01
No party Scattering 42 0.01%
Total votes 286,603 100
Republican hold

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%
Total votes 18,064 100
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 33,330 99.75
No party Scattering 85 0.25%
Total votes 33,415 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble (incumbent) 188,553 65.01
Democratic Ron Gruett 101,345 34.94
No party Scattering 150 0.05%
Total votes 290,048 100
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramde, Dinesh (October 24, 2013). "Ryan faces familiar foe in House re-election bid". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (October 14, 2013). "Shooting victim's son to challenge Paul Ryan". Politico. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Official Election Results" (PDF). G.A.B. Canvass Reporting System. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Wisconsin Statewide Results General Election - November 4, 2014 Official Results". Wisconsin Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Peter Theron for Congress". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tony Kurtz for Congress". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Running for Congress: Convicted felon Gary George". FOX6NOW. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tony Kurtz for Congress". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ Petri won't seek re-election
  10. ^ Terkel, Amanda. Glenn Grothman, Ultra-Conservative Wisconsin Lawmaker, Will Run For Congress. Huffington Post, 2014-04-03.
  11. ^ Joe Leibham, Mark Harris Enter Wide-Open Race in Wisconsin
  12. ^ State rep. announces run for Congress
  13. ^ On Politics: Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for Congress this year : Wsj
  14. ^ Reports: Duey Stroebel may challenge Tom Petri in a primary for Congress
  15. ^ Grothman will challenge Petri for Congressional seat
  16. ^ Petri to retire from House, Leibham considering run for seat
  17. ^ "| Action Reporter Media". fdlreporter.com. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  18. ^ "U.S. Rep. Tom Petri won't endorse Grothman". fdlreporter.com. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Gus for Congress". http://gusforcongress.com/. Gus for Congress. Retrieved July 15, 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  20. ^ Cahn, Emily (December 9, 2013). "Democratic Official Challenges Sean Duffy in Wisconsin". Roll Call. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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