Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 9, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.

Qualifications

Section 6 of Article 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution states, "No person shall be eligible to the legislature who shall not have resided one year within the state, and be a qualified elector in the district which he may be chosen to represent."

Campaign contributions

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $4,912,818. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Robert L. Cowles: 5,351 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert L. Cowles: 60,507 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Lena C. Taylor: 4,089 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lena C. Taylor: 66,751 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Spencer Coggs: 4,730 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Spencer Coggs: 60,606 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Sheldon A. Wasserman: 8,711 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Alberta Darling: 12,493 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheldon A. Wasserman: 49,118
Republican Party Alberta Darling: 50,125 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Alison H. Page: 4,789 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Sheila Harsdorf: 4,190 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alison H. Page: 43,041
Republican Party Sheila Harsdorf: 55,816 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jim Holperin: 6,683 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tom Tiffany: 3,974 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Holperin: 43,595 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Tiffany: 41,480

District 14

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Luther S. Olsen: 5,707 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Luther S. Olsen: 54,138 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mark Miller: 4,306 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Miller: 73,672 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jessica King: 1,838 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Randy Hopper: 5,783 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jessica King: 41,668
Republican Party Randy Hopper: 41,852 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Glenn Grothman: 13,650 Approveda
Independent September 9 Independent primary candidates:
  • Clyde Winter: 92 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Glenn Grothman: 69,942 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Clyde Winter: 17,113

District 22

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Robert W. Wirch: 7,608 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Benjamin Lee Bakke: 1,698 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert W. Wirch: 54,946 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Benjamin Lee Bakke: 27,383

District 24

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Julie M. Lassa: 4,827 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tom Kimmet: 1,555 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie M. Lassa: 57,985 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Kimmet: 27,660

District 26

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Fred A. Risser: 3,185 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred A. Risser: 80,923 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mary Lazich: 5,879 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mary Lazich: 74,951 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dave Hansen: 2,945 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Chad Fradette: 3,022 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Hansen: 51,643 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chad Fradette: 26,483

District 32

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Tara Johnson: 1,976 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dan Kapanke: 1,872 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tara Johnson: 42,647
Republican Party Dan Kapanke: 45,154 Green check mark transparent.png

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