The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Primary Election House CD 7: Tuesday 18 February 2020
✓ Special General Election House CD 7: Tuesday 12 May 2020
✓ Primary: Tuesday 11 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 2 December 2019 - Filing deadline: Special Election CD 7.
Tuesday 18 February 2020 - Special Primary Election House CD 7. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 12 May 2020 - Special General Election House CD 7. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
Monday 1 June 2020 - Filing Deadline: Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent President.
Tuesday 11 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in (declaration for President).
Friday 30 October 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in (registration).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


2020 Partisan Primary and Presidential Preference Primary and 2020 General Election from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

2020 Calendar of Election Events and 2020 Wisconsin Election Dates from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

11 August 2020 Primary results from a media source.


Fall 2020 General Election (candidates) from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

 
           

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 2020
 Candidate list (5, 7 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 30 Sep 20; Tot $822,225,400; Dsb $644,966,101
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 30 Sep 20; Tot $490,261,700; Dsb $446,435,438
  Candidate Constitution     Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 30 Sep 20; Tot $75,619; Dsb $63,920
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 30 Sep 20; Tot $2,638,804; Dsb $2,384,343
  Candidate American Solidarity     Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Eric C. "R19" Boddie
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian D. Wallace
FEC P00012039
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 30 Sep 20; Tot $443,413; Dsb $404,911
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialism and Liberation)     Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 30 Sep 20; Tot $27,720; Dsb $26,941
  Candidate Write-in; (Becoming One Nation)     Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Caudeliah J. Rose
FEC P00015537; 30 Sep 20; Tot $115,311; Dsb $62,455
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Kasey J. Wells
FEC P00007864; 06 Oct 20; Tot $10,525; Dsb $10,525
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 30 Sep 20; Tot $9,775,466; Dsb $9,749,981

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Tammy Baldwin
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
[Previously served in the U.S. House: First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

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 (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Samuel Nicholas D'Amico
FEC S2WI00300
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
FEC S0WI00197

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Mandela Barnes
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (4 Renominated, 1 Open);
3 Democratic (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Bryan George Steil
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Roger Polack
FEC H0WI01120; 30 Sep 20; Tot $447,212; Dsb $343,776
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Bryan George Steil
FEC H8WI01156; 30 Sep 20; Tot $3,108,577; Dsb $1,830,568

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mark Pocan
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,112,832; Dsb $892,093
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Peter Theron
FEC H8WI02121; 30 Sep 20; Tot $38,065; Dsb $31,800

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
FEC H6WI03099; 30 Sep 20; Tot $2,364,045; Dsb $3,254,920
  Candidate Republican     Derrick F. Van Orden
FEC H0WI03175; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,615,709; Dsb $1,362,897

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,061,110; Dsb $932,234
  Candidate Republican     Tim Rogers
FEC H8WI04069
  Candidate Independent     Robert R. Raymond
FEC H4WI04266

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
First elected: 1978
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 4 September 2019: "I think the time has come to basically turn over the page in the Fifth District."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Palzewicz
FEC H8WI05165; 30 Sep 20; Tot $307,887; Dsb $200,331
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Scott L. Fitzgerald
FEC H0WI05113; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,003,543; Dsb $610,735

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Glenn S. Grothman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Jessica Jeane "Jess" King
FEC H0WI06186; 30 Sep 20; Tot $242,756; Dsb $104,288
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,567,399; Dsb $1,005,480
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Dennis Paulaha

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" Tiffany
First elected in a Special Election: 12 May 2020 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Sean P. Duffy]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Wausau School Board President  Tricia Zunker
FEC H0WI07135; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,136,346; Dsb $799,370
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" Tiffany
FEC H0WI07101; 30 Sep 20; Tot $2,406,931; Dsb $1,978,427
 Member of Congress Sean P. Duffy (Republican) who was first elected in 2010, announced his resignation on 26 August 2019 effective 23 September 2019 - "After eight and a half years, the time has come for me to focus more on the reason we fight these battles - family ... On September 23, I will step down...."
23 September 2019: Formerly resigned.
Governor Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers (Democratic) will call a special election to fill the vacant seat.
18 October 2019: Governor Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers (Democratic) called a special election to fill the vacant seat. The candidate filing deadline is 2 December 2019, the party primaries are 18 February 2020, and the special general election on 12 May 2020.
12 May 2020: State Senator Thomas "Tom" Tiffany won the Special Election.

Special Election - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Special Election
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 109,498 57.11% state Senator  Thomas "Tom" Tiffany
FEC H0WI07101; 30 Sep 20; Tot $2,406,931; Dsb $1,978,427
  Candidate Democratic 82,135 42.84% Wausau School Board President  Tricia Zunker
FEC H0WI07135; 30 Sep 20; Tot $1,136,346; Dsb $799,370
  Candidate Scattering 82 0.04% SCATTERING
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 3 0.00% Michael Opela
FEC H0WI07119; 30 Jun 20; Tot $6,971; Dsb $6,714
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 2 0.00% Dennis Paulaha
Total 191,720 100.00%  
 26 August 2019: Member of Congress Sean P. Duffy Republican announced his resignation effective 23 September 2019.
Governor Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers (Democratic) will call a special election to fill the vacant seat.
23 September 2019: Governor Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers (Democratic) called a special election to fill the vacant seat. The candidate filing deadline is 2 December 2019, the party primaries are 30 December 2019, and the special general election on 27 January 2020.
1 October 2019: Special Primary rescheduled due to federal law mandating that absentee ballots be shipped out to federal and overseas voters at least 45 days before election day.
18 October 2019: Governor Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers (Democratic) called a special election to fill the vacant seat. The candidate filing deadline is 2 December 2019, the party primaries are 18 February 2020, and the special general election on 12 May 2020.
7th Congressional District Special Election from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
18 February 2020: Results from a media source.
12 May 2020: Results from a media source.
12 May 2020: Returns from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Amanda Stuck
FEC H0WI08125; 30 Sep 20; Tot $370,024; Dsb $241,888
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
FEC H6WI08155; 30 Sep 20; Tot $3,100,748; Dsb $1,985,928

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Douglas "Doug" La Follette
First elected: 1974; elected: 1982; re-elected 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Joshua "Josh" Kaul
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Sarah Godlewski
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Carolyn Stanford-Taylor
Appointed 7 January 2019 [re: resignation of Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers having won the Governor's chair in 2018].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 April 2021
Open Seat - Retiring
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Assistant State Superintendent Sheila Briggs
  Candidate Democratic     former West Salem School District Superintendent Troy Gunderson
  Candidate Democratic     Pecatonica Area School District Administrator  Jill Underly
  Candidate Republican     former Brown Deer School District Superintendent Deb Kerr
 A non-partisan primary is held when there are more than 2 candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

27 December 2018: Governor-elect and State Superintendent Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers announced his intention to appoint Assistant State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor as the new Public Instruction Superintendent following his oath of office on 7 January 2019.
7 January 2019: Public Instruction Superintendent Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers resigned upon taking the oath of office having won the Governor's chair in 2018. He was first elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017.

 

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): 9 incumbents, 14 candidates
  Republican: 6 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): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  Wisconsin Green (affiliate of Green)
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Becoming One Nation: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Independent: 7 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
  The Wisconsin Party
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 1 candidate
  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.

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
  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

 


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