The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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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Wisconsin State and Local Government

Wisconsin 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th 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
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     former Senator Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold
First elected to the US Senate in 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2010.

FEC S8WI00026; 30 Sep 15; Tot $4,768,075; Dsb $1,392,175
  Candidate Republican     John Schiess
  Candidate Libertarian     Phillip Norman "Phil" Anderson
FEC S6WI00152

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor Scott Walker
First elected: 2010; retained in a Recall election: 5 June 2012; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010; retained in a recall election: 5 June 2012; re-elected: 2014

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Undetermined);
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Paul D. Ryan
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Speaker of the House
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Breu
FEC H6WI01176; 30 Sep 15; Tot $4,404; Dsb $8,284
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Paul D. Ryan
FEC H8WI01024; 30 Sep 15; Tot $2,754,628; Dsb $888,055
  Candidate Independent     Jason Kraayvanger
FEC H6WI01184

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 30 Sep 15; Tot $391,674; Dsb $205,942
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Peter "Peter" Theron
FEC H8WI02121; 30 Sep 15; Tot $0; Dsb $15

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman Ronald James "Ron" Kind
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Ronald James "Ron" Kind
FEC H6WI03099; 30 Sep 15; Tot $845,198; Dsb $373,852

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 30 Sep 15; Tot $341,465; Dsb $304,864
    Republican     Weldon Carnahan - apparently not a candidate
7 October 2015: Withdrew due to health concerns (neck and back pain).

FEC H6WI04055
  Candidate Libertarian     Andy Craig
FEC H6WI04063

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
First elected: 1978
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
FEC H8WI09050; 30 Sep 15; Tot $145,241; Dsb $81,120
  Candidate Constitution     Julie C. Becker
FEC H6WI05102

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Glenn S. Grothman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 30 Sep 15; Tot $319,869; Dsb $117,847

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman Sean P. Duffy
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kirk Bangstad
?

FEC H6WI07140; 30 Sep 15; Tot $144,585; Dsb $46,433
  Candidate Democratic     Kelly Westlund
FEC H4WI07095; 30 Jun 15; Tot $1,453; Dsb $2,721
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Sean P. Duffy
FEC H0WI07051; 30 Sep 15; Tot $925,824; Dsb $615,248

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman Reid J. Ribble
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Reid J. Ribble
FEC H0WI08075; 30 Sep 15; Tot $476,999; Dsb $489,645

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette
First elected: 1974; elected: 1982; re-elected 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Brad David Schimel
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Matt Adamczyk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

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, 7 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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
  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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  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region coming out of the 2014 Elections  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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