Wisconsin elections, 2010
|Elections in Wisconsin|
The Wisconsin spring nonpartisan primary election was held February 16, 2010. The Wisconsin spring nonpartisan general election was held April 6, 2010. Voters statewide cast ballots for Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Circuit Court judges.
The Wisconsin fall partisan election was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Primary elections were held on September 14, 2010. Voters cast ballots for U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, half of the state's Senate seats and all of the state's Assembly seats. In addition, numerous elections were held on the local level.
The 2010 elections in Wisconsin mainly saw large gains for the Republican Party, with Scott Walker being elected Wisconsin governor, Ron Johnson winning the contested U.S. Senate seat, and with the GOP gaining majorities in the state's U.S. House delegation, State Assembly, and State Senate.
Spring nonpartisan election
Incumbent Joan F. Kessler was elected to the Court of Appeals for District 1 with 98% of the vote. Paul F. Reilly was elected to the Court of Appeals for District 2 with 53% of the vote over Linda M. Van De Water, after incumbent Harry G. Snyder did not run for re-election. In the Court of Appeals for District 4, Brian Blanchard was elected with 63% of the vote over Edward E. Leineweber after incumbent Charles P. Dykman decided not to run again.
United States Senate
Incumbent Democratic Senator Russ Feingold was challenged by Republican businessman Ron Johnson and Rob Taylor of the Constitution Party. Johnson defeated Feingold in the general election with 51.86% of the vote to Feingold's 47.02% and Taylor's 1.08%.
United States House
All 8 of Wisconsin's seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2010. The Republican Party gained 2 seats, taking a 5-3 majority in the Wisconsin House delegation.
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Incumbent Governor Jim Doyle did not run for re-election. Democrat Tom Barrett and Republican Scott Walker, along with several third-party candidates, contested the seat. Walker defeated Barrett in the general election with 52.25% of the vote to Barrett's 46.48%.
Secretary of State
- "2010 Fall Partisan Primary Results". elections.wi.gov. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
- Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, Sections 4 and 5.
- "Wisconsin: GOP Wins Senate, House, Gov. Seats, Ousting Feingold". USA Today (from the Associated Press). November 3, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
- Stein, Jason; Johnson, Annysa (November 3, 2010). "Republicans Take Over State Senate, Assembly". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
- "2010 Fall General Election" (PDF). State of Wisconsin. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
- "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" (PDF). clerk.house.gov. June 3, 2011. p. 55. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
-  - Candidate Registration
- Wisconsin State Elections Board - Results of Fall 2006 General Election[dead link]
-  - Results of Fall 2010 General Election
- Elections & Election Results by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
- Wisconsin Candidate List at Imagine Election - Search for candidates by address or zip code
- Wisconsin Congressional Races in 2010 for campaign finance data for federal races from OpenSecrets.org
- Wisconsin--State Races in 2010 campaign finance data for state races from Follow the Money