Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Gwen Moore Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gwen Moore Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Wisconsin U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Gwen Moore defeated former state Sen. Gary George, who was the second senator to be recalled in state history, in the Democratic primary.[3] Dan Sebring defeated David King in the Republican primary for the chance to face Moore in the general election once again, having lost to Moore in both 2012 and 2010. Moore beat Sebring for the third time on November 4, 2014. [4] [5] Independent candidate Robert Raymond was also on the ballot.

The race was rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[6]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Wisconsin is one of 14 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.[7][8][9]

Voter registration: To vote in the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 15, 2014 (20 days before election).[10]

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Gwen Moore (D), who was first elected in 2004.

Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District is encompasses entirely in Milwaukee county.[11]

Candidates

General election candidates


August 12, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Election results

General election

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 70.3% 178,822
     Republican Dan Sebring 26.9% 68,386
     Independent Robert Raymond 2.8% 6,997
Total Votes 254,205
Source: Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 70.9% 52,408
Gary George 28.7% 21,242
Scattering 0.3% 257
Total Votes 73,907
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Republican primary

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Sebring 79.7% 3,386
David King 20.1% 854
Scattering 0.2% 9
Total Votes 4,249
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Media

Dan Sebring


"Dan Sebring For Congress."

David King


"David King for Congress."

Campaign contributions

Gwen Moore

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moore's reports.[14]

Gwen Moore (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$28,111.64$125,616.74$(88,912.18)$54,816.20
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$64,816.20$156,789.83$(115,875.82)$105,730.21
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$105,730.21$92,939.95$(116,689.26)$81,980.90
Year-end[18]January 31, 2014$81,980$89,098$(115,318)$55,760
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$54,760.82$129,496.79$(112,260.91)$71,996.70
Running totals
$593,941.31$(549,056.17)

Dan Sebring

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Sebring's reports.[20]

Dan Sebring Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$50.46$0.00$(0.00)$50.46
July Quarterly[22]July 7, 2013$50.46$451.16$(401.16)$100.46
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2013$100.46$403.92$(6.87)$497.51
Year End[24]January 31, 2014$497$1,270$(761)$1,006
April Quarterly[25]April 13, 2014$1,006.55$3,056.55$(2,859.76)$1,203.34
Running totals
$5,181.63$(4,028.79)

District history

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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Gwen Moore was re-elected.[26]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 72.2% 235,257
     Republican Dan Sebring 24.8% 80,787
     Independent Robert Raymond 2.8% 9,277
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 467
Total Votes 325,788
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gwen Moore won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Dan Sebring (R) and Eddie Ahmad Ayyash (Coalition on Government Reform) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore incumbent 69% 143,559
     Republican Dan Sebring 29.6% 61,543
     Coalition on Government Reform Eddie Ahmad Ayyash 1.3% 2,802
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 199
Total Votes 208,103

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 12, 2014
  3. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "Both sides targeting state senators for recall elections," February 19, 2011
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Associated Press, "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014
  5. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  6. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed August 11, 2014
  7. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  8. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  9. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  10. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Registration and Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  11. Wisconsin Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 3, 2014
  13. Dan Sebring for Congress, "Home," accessed February 17, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Moore 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Sebring 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 26, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  22. '"Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  23. '"Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  26. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013