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Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ron Kind Democratic Party
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Wisconsin U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Wisconsin will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Wisconsin is one of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by either July 23, 2014, by mail, or in person on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014 (up to 20 days before election).[4]

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Ron Kind (D), who was first elected in 1996.

Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District encompasses Lafayette, Grant, Crawford, Iowa, Sauk, Richland, Vernon, Juneau, Jackson, Monroe, La Crosse, Trempealeau, Clark, Eau Claire, Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix and Dunn counties.[5]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Campaign contributions

Ron Kind

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kind's reports.[11]

Ron Kind (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$464,772.68$249,149.62$(87,208.56)$526,713.74
July Quarterly[13]July 18, 2013$626,713.74$336,023.06$(98,450.57)$864,286.23
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$864,286.23$210,197.90$(118,439.59)$956,044.54
Year-end[15]January 31, 2014$955,394$231,895$(81,025)$1,106,264
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$1,108,583.65$317,892.56$(121,880.30)$1,304,595.91
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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The 3rd Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Ron Kind won re-election in the district.[17]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kind Incumbent 64.1% 217,712
     Republican Ray Boland 35.8% 121,713
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 339
Total Votes 339,764
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Ron Kind won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Kapanke (R) and Michael Krsiean (Independent Citizen for Constitutional Government) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kind incumbent 50.3% 126,380
     Republican Dan Kapanke 46.5% 116,838
     Independent Citizen for Constitutional Government Michael Krsiean 3.2% 8,001
     Scattering Scattering 0% 121
Total Votes 251,340

See also

External links


  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Registration and Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Wisconsin Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  6. Stevens Point Journal, "Two Republicans line up to face Rep. Ron Kind," accessed March 20, 2014
  7. Reedsburg Times Press, "Anderson runs for 3rd District," accessed March 24, 2014
  8. "Ken Van Doren announces bid for Third Congressional District seat", accessed January 13, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 WEAU TV, "Two Republicans announce candidacy for Congress," accessed April 9, 2014
  10. WiscNews, "Kurtz challenges Kind for Congress," accessed April 19, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Kind 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  17. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013