The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 14 August 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 1 June 2018 - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 14 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


2018 Partisan Primary and 2018 Fall General Election from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.


14 August Primary
Returns from the Official Results - August 14 Partisan Primary from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Results from Politico.
Results from WMTV NBC15.
Results from The New York Times.


6 November 2018
Returns from the Candidates on Ballot from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Results from Wisconsin Votes.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Tammy Baldwin
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,473,321 55.44% Senator  Tammy Baldwin
FEC S2WI00219; 17 Oct 18; Tot $25,844,220; Dsb $24,460,560
  Candidate Republican 1,184,110 44.56% state Senator  Leah Vukmir
FEC S8WI00224; 17 Oct 18; Tot $5,327,268; Dsb $4,227,177
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     John T. Schiess
FEC S2WI00193
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Mary Jo Walters
FEC S8WI00208
Total 2,657,431 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
FEC S0WI00197; 30 Sep 18; Tot $952,293; Dsb $587,535

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

Chair up for regular election 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (6, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,326,114 49.59% Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Assemblyman Mandela Barnes
  Candidate Republican 1,295,007 48.43% Governor  Scott Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
  Candidate Libertarian 20,320 0.76% Phillip "Phil" Anderson
for Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Baird
  Candidate Independent 18,780 0.70% former Antigo Town Councilor Maggie Turnbull
for Lieutenant Governor: William Stephen "Wil" Losch
  Candidate Wisconsin Green 11,080 0.41% Michael J. White
for Lieutenant Governor: Tiffany Anderson
  Candidate The Wisconsin Party 2,720 0.10% Arnie Enz
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman
Total 2,674,021 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. 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; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (1 Open, 4 Renominated);
3 Democratic (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Paul D. Ryan
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 3 January 2017: Elected Speaker of the House.
11 April 2018: Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 177,195 54.57% University of Wisconsin Regent  Bryan George Steil
FEC H8WI01156; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,868,953; Dsb $1,566,770
  Candidate Democratic 137,533 42.35% Randy Bryce
FEC H8WI01123; 17 Oct 18; Tot $7,904,007; Dsb $7,543,591
  Candidate Independent 10,000 3.08% Ken Yorgan
Total 324,728 100.00%  
 Congressman Ryan is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Mark Pocan
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic     Congressman  Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,012,011; Dsb $828,086

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 187,707 59.67% Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
FEC H6WI03099; 17 Oct 18; Tot $2,208,190; Dsb $1,818,253
  Candidate Republican 126,893 40.33% Steve Toft
FEC H8WI03103; 17 Oct 18; Tot $284,840; Dsb $229,381
Total 314,600 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 208,120 75.52% Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 17 Oct 18; Tot $950,315; Dsb $923,631
  Candidate Republican 60,295 21.88% Tim Rogers
FEC H8WI04069
  Candidate Independent 7,170 2.60% Robert R. Raymond
FEC H4WI04266
Total 275,585 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1978
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 224,228 62.11% Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
FEC H8WI09050; 17 Oct 18; Tot $341,648; Dsb $442,314
  Candidate Democratic 136,764 37.89% Tom Palzewicz
FEC H8WI05165; 17 Oct 18; Tot $230,861; Dsb $187,850
Total 360,992 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 180,441 55.55% Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,866,521; Dsb $1,263,088
  Candidate Democratic 144,382 44.45% Dan Kohl
FEC H8WI06098; 17 Oct 18; Tot $2,851,378; Dsb $2,500,521
Total 324,823 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 193,040 60.16% Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
FEC H0WI07051; 17 Oct 18; Tot $3,427,804; Dsb $2,600,692
  Candidate Democratic 123,461 38.48% Margaret Ruth Engebretson
FEC H8WI07096; 17 Oct 18; Tot $112,167; Dsb $80,592
  Candidate Direct Participatory Democracy; Independent 4,370 1.36% Ken Driessen
FEC H8WI07138
Total 320,871 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 209,018 63.65% Congressman  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
FEC H6WI08155; 17 Oct 18; Tot $2,745,770; Dsb $1,869,125
  Candidate Democratic 119,389 36.35% Brown County Assistant District Attorney Beau Liegeois
FEC H8WI08045; 17 Oct 18; Tot $316,231; Dsb $291,074
Total 328,407 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Douglas "Doug" La Follette
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1974; elected: 1982; re-elected 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 1,379,060 52.80% Secretary of State  Douglas "Doug" La Follette
  Candidate Republican 1,232,690 47.20% former Menasha Town Supervisor Jay Schroeder
Total 2,611,750 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Brad David Schimel
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 1,304,580 49.44% Joshua "Josh" Kaul
  Candidate Republican 1,286,830 48.77% Attorney General  Brad David Schimel
  Candidate Constitution 47,150 1.79% Terry Alan Larson
Total 2,638,560 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer  Matt Adamczyk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Running for state Assembly in 2018.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 1,322,510 50.93% Sarah Godlewski
  Candidate Republican 1,214,810 46.78% Travis Hartwig
  Candidate Constitution 59,510 2.29% Andrew Zuelke
Total 2,596,830 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
First elected: 2009, re-elected: 2013, 2017
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 April 2021
Candidate for Governor in 2018
 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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  Wisconsin Green (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Direct Participatory Democracy: 1 candidate
  Independent: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
  The Wisconsin Party: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 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
  The Wisconsin Party
  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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