Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
|Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district|
Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
|Area||3,511.41 sq mi (9,094.5 km2)|
|Population (2018 est.)||768,067|
Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in southern Wisconsin, covering Dane County, Iowa County, Lafayette County, Sauk County and Green County, as well as portions of Richland County and Rock County.[dead link] The district includes Madison, the state's capital, its suburbs and some of the surrounding areas.
Historically, the district has tilted Democratic, due largely to the presence of heavily Democratic Madison. It was a swing district for much of the 1990s and early 2000s. and was held by a Republican from 1991 to 1999. However, since the 2000s round of redistricting, only the Milwaukee-based 4th District is considered more Democratic. John Kerry won the district in 2004 with 62% of the vote. Barack Obama also swept the district in 2008 with 69% of the vote to John McCain's 30%.
List of members representing the district
Election results from presidential races
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Al Gore 58 – George W. Bush 36%|
|2004||President||John Kerry 62 – George W. Bush 37%|
|2008||President||Barack Obama 69 – John McCain 30%|
|2012||President||Barack Obama 68 – Mitt Romney 31%|
|2016||President||Hillary Clinton 66 – Donald Trump 29%|
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- "Census profile: Congressional District 2, WI". Census Reporter.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Official Wisconsin redistricting" (PDF).
- 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin
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- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present