The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 September 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
2000 Census:5,371,210 (1.90% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):3,930,000
Voter Registration:Wisconsin has election day registration at the polls.
Capital:Madison
Tuesday 12 September 2006 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC).
 

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Wisconsin State and Local Government


WISCONSIN PRIMARY

Tuesday 12 September 2006

The filing deadline for the Wisconsin Primary was 11 July 2006.

WISCONSIN Primary results from a media source

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Democrats have renominated Herb Kohl*
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Republicans have nominated Jean Hundertmark
  • Secretary of State:
    • Democrats have renominated Doug LaFollette*
  • Attorney General:
    • Democrats have nominated Kathleen Falk
      (incumbent Peg Lautenschlager* has lost her bid for renomination)
    • Republicans have nominated J.B. Van Hollen

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 1:
    • Democrats have nominated Jeff Thomas
  • CD 3:
    • Democrats have renominated Ron Kind*
  • CD 7:
    • Republicans have nominated Nicholas Raymond "Nick" Reid
  • CD 8:
    • Democrats have nominated Steven Leslie "Steve" Kagen
    • Republicans have nominated John Gard
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl
  Elected Democratic 1,436,623 67.37% Senator Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl
FEC: $6,438,431
  Candidate Republican 629,127 29.50% Robert Gerald Lorge
FEC: $175,772
  Candidate Green 42,300 1.98% Rae Sharlene Vogeler
FEC: $49,733
  Candidate Independent 24,404 1.14% Ben J. Glatzel
FEC finanical report not available
Total 2,132,454 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator Russ Feingold
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Jim Doyle
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Almost a toss up. Democratic Governor Jim Doyle vs. Republican Congressman Mark Green
  Elected Democratic 1,136,726 52.78% Governor Jim Doyle
for Lt. Governor: Lieutenant Governor Barbara C. Lawton
  Candidate Republican 976,275 45.33% Congressman Mark Green
Congressman Congressional District 8.
for Lt. Governor: Jean Hundertmark
  Candidate Green 40,858 1.90% Nelson Eisman
for Lt. Governor: Leon Todd
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Roy Leyendecker
Total 2,153,859 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor;

Seat up for election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Barbara C. Lawton
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Lieutenant Governor Barbara C. Lawton
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor Barbara C. Lawton
  Candidate Republican     Jean Hundertmark
  Candidate Green     Leon Todd

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (3 Renominated, 1 Open);
4 Democratic (4 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Paul D. Ryan
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Paul D. Ryan
  Elected Republican 160,033 62.68% Congressman Paul D. Ryan
FEC: $1,462,674
  Candidate Democratic 95,303 37.32% Jeffrey C. "Jeff" Thomas
FEC: $20,581
Total 255,336 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Tammy Baldwin
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Tammy Baldwin
  Elected Democratic 191,361 62.88% Congressman Tammy Baldwin
FEC: $1,565,234
  Candidate Republican 112,976 37.12% David Robert Magnum
FEC: $969,832
Total 304,337 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Ron Kind
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Ron Kind
  Elected Democratic 161,999 64.83% Congressman Ron Kind
FEC: $933,903
  Candidate Republican 87,886 35.17% Paul R. Nelson
FEC: $244,569
Total 249,885 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Gwendolynne "Gwen" Moore
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Gwendolynne "Gwen" Moore
  Elected Democratic 136,722 71.51% Congressman Gwendolynne "Gwen" Moore
FEC: $565,396
  Candidate Republican 54,468 28.49% Perfecto Rivera
FEC: $19,805
Total 191,190 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman F. James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman F. James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
  Elected Republican 194,480 61.76% Congressman F. James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
FEC: $774,141
  Candidate Democratic 112,517 35.73% Bryan L. Kennedy
FEC: $339,667
  Candidate Green 4,402 1.40% Robert "Bob" Levis
FEC: $19,475
  Candidate Independent 3,522 1.12% Robert R. Raymond
FEC finanical report not available
Total 314,921 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Thomas E. "Tom" Petri
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Thomas E. "Tom" Petri
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Republican     Congressman Thomas E. "Tom" Petri
FEC: $645,367

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman David R. Obey
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman David R. Obey
  Elected Democratic 161,754 62.13% Congressman David R. Obey
FEC: $1,207,763
  Candidate Republican 91,221 35.04% Nicholas Raymond "Nick" Reid
FEC: $217,845
  Candidate Green 7,387 2.84% Mike Miles
FEC finanical report not available
Total 260,362 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Mark Green
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2006
 Polls: Toss-up - Leans slighly Republican. Republican John G. Gard vs. Democratic Steven Leslie "Steve" Kagen
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 141,598 51.19% Steven Leslie "Steve" Kagen
FEC: $3,239,730
  Candidate Republican 134,990 48.81% John G. Gard
FEC: $2,831,675
Total 276,588 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 1,182,171 57.12% Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette
  Candidate Republican 795,141 38.42% Sandy Sullivan
  Candidate Green 92,389 4.46% Michael "Mike" LaForest
Total 2,069,701 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Lost
Democratic Attorney General Peggy A. "Peg" Lautenschlager
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 12 September 2006
  Elected Republican 1,062,657 50.21% J.B. Van Hollen
  Candidate Democratic 1,053,586 49.79% Kathleen M. Falk
Total 2,116,243 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Treasurer Jack C. Voight
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 969,115 47.36% Dawn Marie Sass
  Candidate Republican 960,467 46.94% Treasurer Jack C. Voight
  Candidate Libertarian 59,541 2.91% Tim Peterson
  Candidate Green 57,063 2.79% Winston Sephus, Jr.
Total 2,046,186 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2005, 2009

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster
First elected: 2001; reelected 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 April 2009
 The two highest vote getters in the Spring Primary will proceed to a Tuesday 7 April 2009 Spring Election.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 10 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 7 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


  2006 Midterm Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Contests to Watch and Polling Data  
 
2006 Election Dates:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
Poll Closing Times:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
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  Governors     Senate     House  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2006 Partisan Composition by State  
  2006 Political Party Breakdown by State - "Traditional" Sections and Regions  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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