Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Sean Duffy Republican Party
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The 7th 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 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.[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 Sean Duffy (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District includes Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Price, Oneida, Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, Portage, Wood, Clark, Taylor, Chippewa, Rusk, Sawyer, Washburn, Barron, Polk and Burnett counties.[5]

Race Background

Wisconsin's 7th District became more Republican following redistricting after the 2010 census, giving Duffy an edge over Kreitlow.[6] While the district became more Republican, Duffy came under fire in 2011 for comments he made about his personal wealth. He complained that it was difficult to pay bills on his congressional salary, which was $174,000.[7]

The 2012 race brought in a lot of money. Kreitlow raised $1.2 million by mid-October, and Duffy had raised twice that amount. Another $4.3 million was spent by outside groups on attack ads on both sides.[8]

Candidates

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Campaign contributions

Sean Duffy

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Duffy's reports.[13]

Sean Duffy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$105,183.08$225,046.85$(107,368.40)$222,861.53
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$222,861.53$330,833.44$(73,943.37)$479,751.60
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$479,751.60$309,805.17$(104,021.21)$685,535.56
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$685,535$273,454$(95,856)$863,133
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$860,351.15$259,287.79$(136,481.23)$983,157.71
Running totals
$1,398,427.25$(517,670.21)

Kelly Westlund

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Westlund's reports.[19]

Kelly Westlund (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$0$34,404$(2,524)$31,880
April Quarterly[21]March 26, 2014$31,880.13$132,127.42$(66,511.07)$97,496.48
Running totals
$166,531.42$(69,035.07)

District history

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2012

The 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Sean Duffy won re-election in the district.[22]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Kreitlow 43.8% 157,524
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 56.1% 201,720
     Independent Dale Lehner 0% 20
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 405
Total Votes 359,669
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sean Duffy won election to the United States House. He defeated Julie M. Lassa (D) and Gary Kauther (Independent No War No Bailout) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy 52.1% 132,551
     Democratic Julie M. Lassa 44.4% 113,018
     Independent No War No Bailout Gary Kauther 3.3% 8,397
     N/A Scattering 0.2% 423
Total Votes 254,389

See also

External links

References

  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. RealClearPolitics, "WI 7th District," accessed March 22, 2013
  7. Talking Points Memo, "So How Rich Is Sean Duffy? Not Very…For A Congressman," accessed March 22, 2013
  8. Chippewa Herald, "Duffy-Kreitlow House race drawing attention," accessed March 22, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 3, 2014
  10. Roll Call, "Democratic Official Challenges Sean Duffy in Wisconsin", accessed December 9, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 13, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Duffy 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Westlund 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 8, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 8, 2014
  22. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013