The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 9 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 9 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 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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Wisconsin State and Local Government

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


Candidate Tracking from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

9 August 2016 primary results from
AP.


8 November 2016 returns from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 10 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (7, 10 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,405,284 47.22% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(10 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 1,382,536 46.45% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 106,674 3.58% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 31,072 1.04% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Scattering 22,764 0.76% SCATTERING
  Candidate Constitution 12,162 0.41% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (Courage Character Service) 11,855 0.40% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Workers World 1,770 0.06% Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate American Delta 1,502 0.05% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 284 0.01% Michael Andrew "Mike" Maturen
for Vice President: Juan Antonio Muñoz
FEC P60022787
  Candidate Write-in; (Life, Family, Constitution) 80 0.00% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Veterans Party of America) 67 0.00% Christopher Robert "Chris" Keniston
for Vice President: Deacon Newell Taylor
FEC P60009917
  Candidate Write-in; (Honesty, Reparations, Education, no Deficit) 47 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Party USA) 33 0.00% Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik
for Vice President: Angela Nicole Walker
FEC P60018017
  Candidate Write-in; (It's Our Children) 15 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Joe Exotic for American People) 4 0.00% Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
Total 2,976,150 100.00%  

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
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,479,471 50.17% Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
FEC S0WI00197; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,634,271; Dsb $18,090,962
  Candidate Democratic 1,380,335 46.81% 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; 28 Nov 16; Tot $24,849,269; Dsb $24,650,723
  Candidate Libertarian 87,531 2.97% Phillip Norman "Phil" Anderson
FEC S6WI00152; 01 Oct 16; Tot $10,948; Dsb $5,181
  Candidate Scattering 1,396 0.05% SCATTERING
  Candidate Write-in 8 0.00% John Schiess
Total 2,948,741 100.00%  

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate No Affiliation     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman

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

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (4 Renominated, 1 Open);
3 Democratic (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Paul D. Ryan
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 230,072 64.95% Congressman  Paul D. Ryan
FEC H8WI01024; 28 Nov 16; Tot $19,729,739; Dsb $13,055,704
  Candidate Democratic 107,003 30.21% Ryan Asher Solen
FEC H6WI01192; 28 Nov 16; Tot $23,749; Dsb $16,890
  Candidate Trump Conservative 9,429 2.66% Spencer Zimmerman
FEC H6WI01234
  Candidate Libertarian 7,486 2.11% Jason Lebeck
FEC H6WI01200; 30 Sep 16; Tot $555; Dsb $469
  Candidate Scattering 255 0.07% SCATTERING
Total 354,245 100.00%  
 Congressman Ryan is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Mark Pocan
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 273,537 68.72% Congressman  Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,036,604; Dsb $801,751
  Candidate Republican 124,044 31.16% Daniel Peter "Peter" Theron
FEC H8WI02121; 28 Nov 16; Tot $42,203; Dsb $42,234
  Candidate Scattering 479 0.12% SCATTERING
Total 398,060 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 257,401 98.86% Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
FEC H6WI03099; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,108,490; Dsb $1,276,196
  Candidate Scattering 2,800 1.08% SCATTERING
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 169 0.06% Ryan D. Peterson
Total 260,370 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 220,181 76.74% Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,016,760; Dsb $947,021
  Candidate Independent 33,494 11.67% Robert R. Raymond
FEC H4WI04266
  Candidate Libertarian 32,183 11.22% Andy Craig
FEC H6WI04063; 21 Nov 16; Tot $2,951; Dsb $2,830
  Candidate Scattering 1,051 0.37% SCATTERING
Total 286,909 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1978
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 260,706 66.70% Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
FEC H8WI09050; 28 Nov 16; Tot $384,897; Dsb $277,347
  Candidate Democratic 114,477 29.29% Khary Penebaker
FEC H6WI05110; 19 Oct 16; Tot $85,274; Dsb $74,592
  Candidate Libertarian 15,324 3.92% John Arndt
FEC H6WI05128
  Candidate Scattering 337 0.09% SCATTERING
Total 390,844 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 204,147 57.15% Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,048,473; Dsb $1,027,240
  Candidate Democratic 133,072 37.26% Sarah Lloyd
FEC H6WI06100; 31 Dec 16; Tot $191,932; Dsb $184,144
  Candidate Independent 19,716 5.52% Jeffery J. "Jeff" Dahlke
FEC H6WI06118; 08 Dec 16; Tot $35,170; Dsb $38,204
  Candidate Scattering 248 0.07% SCATTERING
Total 357,183 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 9 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 223,418 61.67% Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
FEC H0WI07051; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,337,005; Dsb $2,007,043
  Candidate Democratic 138,643 38.27% Mary Hoeft
FEC H6WI07181; 31 Dec 16; Tot $116,276; Dsb $116,276
  Candidate Scattering 210 0.06% SCATTERING
Total 362,271 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Reid J. Ribble
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 30 January 2016: Retiring.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 227,892 62.65% Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
FEC H6WI08155; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,741,279; Dsb $2,691,759
  Candidate Democratic 135,682 37.30% Outagamie County Executive Thomas M. "Tom" Nelson
FEC H6WI08163; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,886,964; Dsb $1,808,172
  Candidate Scattering 188 0.05% SCATTERING
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 16 0.00% Wendy Gribben
FEC H6WI08148
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 2 0.00% Jerry Kobishop
Total 363,780 100.00%  

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, 11 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Delta: 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Courage Character Service: 1 candidate
  Honesty, Reparations, Education, no Deficit: 1 candidate
  It's Our Children: 1 candidate
  Joe Exotic for American People: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Life, Family, Constitution: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA: 1 candidate
  Trump Conservative: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  No Affiliation: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 10 candidates
  Write-in: 13 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.

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
Republican
  Republican Party of Wisconsin
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Justice Party of Wisconsin
  Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
  Progressive Dane
  The Unity Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin Green Party
  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 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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