United States House of Representatives Elections in Wisconsin, 2014
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United States House of Representatives Elections in Wisconsin, 2014
2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin

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All 8 Wisconsin seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
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%

United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014 results by district.png
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.

Overview

Results of the 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin by district:[1]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 182,316 63.33% 105,552 36.66% 29 0.01% 287,897 100.00% Republican Hold
District 2 103,619 31.54% 224,920 68.46% 0 0.00% 328,539 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 3 119,540 43.46% 155,368 56.49% 128 0.05% 275,036 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 4 68,490 26.91% 179,045 70.34% 7,002 2.75% 254,537 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 5 231,160 69.55% 101,190 30.45% 0 0.00% 332,350 100.00% Republican Hold
District 6 169,767 56.81% 122,212 40.89% 6,865 2.30% 298,844 100.00% Republican Hold
District 7 169,891 59.29% 112,949 39.41% 3,721 1.30% 286,561 100.00% Republican Hold
District 8 188,553 65.04% 101,345 34.96% 0 0.00% 289,898 100.00% Republican Hold
Total 1,233,336 52.40% 1,102,581 46.85% 17,745 0.75% 2,353,662 100.00%

District 1

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.[2]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,[3] but lost in the primary.

Primary results

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Zerban 25,627 77.6
Democratic Amar Kaleka 7,318 22.2
Democratic Write-ins 71 0.2
Total votes 33,016 100.0
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Ryan (incumbent) 40,813 94.3
Republican Jeremy Ryan 2,450 5.7
Republican Write-ins 30 0.0
Total votes 43,293 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Ryan (incumbent) 182,316 63.3
Democratic Rob Zerban 105,552 36.6
n/a Write-ins 302 0.1
Total votes 288,170 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

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.[6]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan (incumbent) 52,517 99.6
Democratic Write-ins 216 0.4
Total votes 52,733 100.0
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Theron 12,464 99.8
Republican Write-ins 20 0.2
Total votes 12,484 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan (incumbent) 224,920 68.4
Republican Peter Theron 103,619 31.5
n/a Write-ins 308 0.1
Total votes 328,847 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

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.[7]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) 28,783 99.8
Democratic Write-ins 70 0.2
Total votes 28,853 100.0
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Kurtz 13,552 56.7
Republican Karen L. Mueller 5,630 23.5
Republican Ken Van Doren 4,704 19.7
Republican Write-ins 30 0.0
Total votes 23,903 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) 155,368 56.5
Republican Tony Kurtz 119,540 43.4
Independent Ken Van Doren (write-in) 128 0.1
n/a Write-ins 125 0.0
Total votes 275,161 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4

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.,[8] losing by a substantial margin.

Primary results

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gwen Moore (incumbent) 52,413 70.9
Democratic Gary R. George 21,242 28.7
Democratic Write-ins 257 0.4
Total votes 73,912 100.0
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Sebring 3,386 79.7
Republican David D. King 855 20.1
Republican Write-ins 9 0.2
Total votes 4,250 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gwen Moore (incumbent) 179,045 70.2
Republican Dan Sebring 68,490 26.9
Independent Robert R. Raymond (write-in) 7,002 2.8
n/a Write-ins 355 0.1
Total votes 254,892 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5

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.[9]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Rockwood 21,715 99.7
Democratic Write-ins 141 0.6
Total votes 21,856 100.0
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Sensenbrenner (incumbent) 43,266 99.8
Republican Write-ins 82 0.2
Total votes 43,348 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 5th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Sensenbrenner (incumbent) 231,160 69.5
Democratic Chris Rockwood 101,190 30.4
n/a Write-ins 476 0.1
Total votes 332,826 100.0
Republican hold

District 6

The sixth district is represented by Republican Tom Petri, who is retiring.[10]

For the Republicans, State Senator Glenn Grothman,[11] State Representative Duey Stroebel and State Senator Joe Leibham sought the nomination.[12][13]Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader Scott L. Fitzgerald chose not to run;[14] and Scott Walker aide John Hiller and former Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls had been discussed as potential candidates, but did not run.[15][16][17][18] 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.[19]

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.[20]

Primary results

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Grothman 23,247 36.2
Republican Joe Leibham 23,028 35.8
Republican Duey Stroebel 15,873 24.7
Republican Tom Denow 2,117 3.3
Republican Write-ins 30 0.0
Total votes 64,295 100.0
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Harris 19,714 99.8
Democratic Write-ins 49 0.2
Total votes 19,763 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 6th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Grothman 169,767 56.8
Democratic Mark Harris 122,212 40.9
Independent Gus Fahrendorf 6,865 2.3
n/a Write-ins 189 0.0
Total votes 299,033 100.0
Republican hold

District 7

The seventh district is represented by Republican Sean Duffy. Ashland businesswoman and City Council member Kelly Westlund is the 2014 Democratic nominee.[21]

Primary results

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelly Westlund 18,631 77.9
Democratic Mike Krsiean 5,256 22.0
Democratic Write-ins 24 0.1
Total votes 23,911 100.0
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean Duffy (incumbent) 25,707 87.6
Republican Don Raihala 3,607 12.3
Republican Write-ins 22 0.1
Total votes 29,336 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean Duffy (incumbent) 169,891 59.3
Democratic Kelly Westlund 112,949 39.4
Independent Lawrence Dale 3,686 1.3
n/a Write-ins 77 0.0
Total votes 286,603 100.0
Republican hold

District 8

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

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Gruett 18,030 99.8
Democratic Write-ins 34 0.2
Total votes 18,064 100.0
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble (incumbent) 33,330 99.8
No party Scattering 85 0.2%
Total votes 33,415 100.0

General election

Results

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble (incumbent) 188,553 65.0
Democratic Ron Gruett 101,345 34.9
n/a Write-ins 150 0.1
Total votes 290,048 100.0
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ Haas, Karen L. (March 9, 2015). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2014". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Ramde, Dinesh (October 24, 2013). "Ryan faces familiar foe in House re-election bid". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (October 14, 2013). "Shooting victim's son to challenge Paul Ryan". Politico. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ 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 2014.
  5. ^ 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 2015.
  6. ^ "Peter Theron for Congress". Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Tony Kurtz for Congress". Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Running for Congress: Convicted felon Gary George". FOX6NOW. June 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Tony Kurtz for Congress". Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ Petri won't seek re-election
  11. ^ Terkel, Amanda. Glenn Grothman, Ultra-Conservative Wisconsin Lawmaker, Will Run For Congress. Huffington Post, 2014-04-03.
  12. ^ Joe Leibham, Mark Harris Enter Wide-Open Race in Wisconsin
  13. ^ State rep. announces run for Congress
  14. ^ On Politics: Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for Congress this year : Wsj
  15. ^ Reports: Duey Stroebel may challenge Tom Petri in a primary for Congress
  16. ^ Grothman will challenge Petri for Congressional seat
  17. ^ Petri to retire from House, Leibham considering run for seat
  18. ^ "| Action Reporter Media". fdlreporter.com. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "U.S. Rep. Tom Petri won't endorse Grothman". fdlreporter.com. October 23, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ "Gus for Congress". gus for congress/. Gus for Congress. Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ Cahn, Emily (December 9, 2013). "Democratic Official Challenges Sean Duffy in Wisconsin". Roll Call. Retrieved 2013.

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