The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 12 August 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 2 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 12 August 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:5,698,230 (1.84% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Voter Registration:Wisconsin has election day registration at the polls.
Capital:Madison
 

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4 November 2014 General Election results as certified 1 December 2014 by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin
First elected: 2012.
[Previously served in the U.S. House: First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Class 3 Republican Senator Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Scott Walker
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010; retained in a Recall election: 5 June 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 1,259,706 52.26% Governor Scott Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
  Candidate Democratic 1,122,913 46.59% Madison Board of Education Member Mary Burke
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator John Lehman
  Candidate Libertarian 18,720 0.78% Robert Burke
for Lieutenant Governor: Joseph M. "Joe" Brost
  Candidate Peoples 7,530 0.31% Dennis K. Fehr
for Lieutenant Governor: Mary Jo Walters.
Government Accountability Board canvass results show no running mate.
  Candidate Scattering 1,248 0.05% SCATTERING
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 108 0.00% Mary Jo Walters
12 August 2014: Ran as a write-in- and lost- the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor.
8 September 2014: Running as a write-in in the General Election.
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 52 0.00% state Representative Brett D. Hulsey
State Representative Husley ran for and lost the Democratic nomination for Governor in the 12 August 2014 primary.
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 15 0.00% Jumoka Akang Johnson
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 9 0.00% Steve R. Evans
12 August 2014: Ran as a write-in- and lost- the Republican Primary.
8 September 2014: Running as a write-in in the General Election.
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 8 0.00% Susan P. Resch
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 5 0.00% Jessica Nicole Perry
Total 2,410,314 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
First elected: 2010; retained in a recall election: 5 June 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (4 Renominated, 1 Open);
3 Democratic (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Paul D. Ryan
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 182,316 63.27% Congressman Paul D. Ryan
FEC H8WI01024; 24 Nov 14; Tot $9,334,028; Dsb $7,835,487
  Candidate Democratic 105,552 36.63% former Kenosha County Supervisor Robert T. "Rob" Zerban
FEC H2WI01084; 31 Dec 14; Tot $744,040; Dsb $704,510
  Candidate Scattering 273 0.09% SCATTERING
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 29 0.01% Keith R. Deschler
FEC H2WI01092
Total 288,170 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 224,920 68.40% Congressman Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,024,526; Dsb $852,787
  Candidate Republican 103,619 31.51% Daniel Peter "Peter" Theron
FEC H8WI02121; 24 Nov 14; Tot $28,223; Dsb $25,634
  Candidate Scattering 308 0.09% SCATTERING
Total 328,847 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Ronald James "Ron" Kind
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 155,368 56.46% Congressman Ronald James "Ron" Kind
FEC H6WI03099; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,159,457; Dsb $1,129,311
  Candidate Republican 119,540 43.44% Tony Kurtz
FEC H4WI03144; 24 Nov 14; Tot $308,424; Dsb $304,791
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 128 0.05% former Mauston City Councilmember Ken Van Doren
12 August 2014: Ran for but lost the Republican Primary.
15 August 2014: Resigned from the Republican Party.
18 August 2014: Running as a Independent write-in in the General Election.

FEC H4WI03136; 15 Oct 14; Tot $21,794; Dsb $23,694
  Candidate Scattering 125 0.05% SCATTERING
Total 275,161 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 179,045 70.24% Congressman Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,027,429; Dsb $1,015,966
  Candidate Republican 68,490 26.87% Daniel P. "Dan" Sebring
FEC H0WI04090; 24 Nov 14; Tot $21,136; Dsb $21,964
  Candidate Independent 7,002 2.75% Robert R. Raymond
FEC H4WI04266
  Candidate Scattering 355 0.14% SCATTERING
Total 254,892 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1978
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 231,160 69.45% Congressman Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
FEC H8WI09050; 24 Nov 14; Tot $438,123; Dsb $315,412
  Candidate Democratic 101,190 30.40% Christopher B. "Chris" Rockwood
FEC H4WI05099; 24 Nov 14; Tot $13,918; Dsb $12,532
  Candidate Scattering 476 0.14% SCATTERING
Total 332,826 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Thomas Evert "Tom" Petri
First elected in a special election (re: to fill the vacancy due to the death of Congressman William A. Steiger): 3 April 1979
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 11 April 2014: Announced that he will not see re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 169,767 56.77% state Senator Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,183,657; Dsb $1,152,103
  Candidate Democratic 122,212 40.87% Winnebago County Executive Mark L. Harris
FEC H4WI06071; 31 Dec 14; Tot $278,512; Dsb $277,123
  Candidate Libertarian 6,865 2.30% Gus Fahrendorf
FEC H4WI06113
  Candidate Scattering 189 0.06% SCATTERING
Total 299,033 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Sean P. Duffy
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 169,891 59.28% Congressman Sean P. Duffy
FEC H0WI07051; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,534,563; Dsb $1,926,477
  Candidate Democratic 112,949 39.41% Ashland City Councilor Kelly Westlund
FEC H4WI07095; 24 Nov 14; Tot $525,777; Dsb $521,447
  Candidate Green 3,686 1.29% Lawrence Dale
FEC H4WI07111
  Candidate Scattering 42 0.01% SCATTERING
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 30 0.01% Rob Taylor
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 5 0.00% John T. Schiess
12 August 2014: Ran as a write-in- and lost- the Republican Primary.
8 September 2014: Running as a write-in in the General Election.

FEC H4WI07103
Total 286,603 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Reid J. Ribble
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 188,553 65.01% Congressman Reid J. Ribble
FEC H0WI08075; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,701,914; Dsb $1,024,059
  Candidate Democratic 101,345 34.94% Ron Gruett
FEC H4WI08077; 24 Nov 14; Tot $23,113; Dsb $22,206
  Candidate Scattering 150 0.05% SCATTERING
Total 290,048 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1974; elected: 1982; re-elected 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 12 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,161,113 50.00% Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette
  Candidate Republican 1,074,835 46.29% Marc Julian "Julian" Bradley
  Candidate Libertarian 58,996 2.54% Andy Craig
  Candidate Constitution 25,744 1.11% Jerry Broitzman
  Candidate Scattering 1,347 0.06% SCATTERING
Total 2,322,035 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 7 October 2013: Announced that he will not run for re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 1,211,388 51.54% Waukesha County District Attorney Brad David Schimel
  Candidate Democratic 1,066,866 45.39% Susan V. Happ
  Candidate Libertarian 70,951 3.02% Thomas A. "Tom" Nelson, Sr.
  Candidate Scattering 1,120 0.05% SCATTERING
Total 2,350,325 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Kurt W. Schuller
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Not running for re-election in 2014
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 1,120,140 48.80% Matt Adamczyk
  Candidate Democratic 1,026,548 44.73% David L. "Dave" Sartori
  Candidate Green 66,120 2.88% Ron Hardy
  Candidate Libertarian 53,113 2.31% Jerry Shidell
  Candidate Constitution 28,053 1.22% Andrew Zuelke
  Candidate Scattering 1,244 0.05% SCATTERING
Total 2,295,218 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers
First elected: 2009, re-elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 April 2017
 A non-partisan primary is held when there are more than 2 candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
 

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): 5 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Peoples: 1 candidate
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 12 candidates
  Write-in: 10 candidates
 
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2wiscon.html
Election Authority
  Government Accountability Board
  Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting
  Wisconsin Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Wisconsin State Legislature
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Justice Party of Wisconsin
  Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
  Progressive Dane
  The Pirate Party of Wisconsin
  The Unity Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin Right to Life
Media & others
  Appleton Post-Crescent
  Fond du Lac Reporter
  Greater Milwaukee Today
  Green Bay News-Chronicle
  Green Bay Press-Gazette
  Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee
  LaCrosse Tribune
  Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire
  Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
  Oshkosh Northwestern
  Politics1.com - Wisconsin
  Right Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  Sheboygan-Press
  The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal - Madison
  The Chippewa Herald
  The Daily Press - Ashland
  The Janesville Gazette
  The Journal Times - Racine
  The Wheeler Report - Madison
  Watertown Daily Times
  Wausau Daily Herald
  WISC TV - IBS - Madison
  Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison
  Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin
  Wisinfo
  WisPolitics.com
  WKOW TV - ABC - Madison

 


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