Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 14, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Mark Pocan Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tammy Baldwin Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd congressional district of Wisconsin will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline June 1, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.

This will be the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district encompasses Sauk, Columbia, Jefferson, Dane, Green, and Rock counties.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Tammy Baldwin (D), who was first elected to the House in 1998. Baldwin is running for U.S. Senate in 2012.[2]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mark Pocan Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chad Lee


August 14, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Dave Worzala[6] withdrew prior to the primary.[7]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third party candidates

Note: Joe Kopsick[8] and Rocky Ison did not collect the necessary signatures to appear on the ballot.[5]


Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Wisconsin

Following the 2010 Census, Wisconsin is keeping its 8 congressional seats. In redistricting, the Wisconsin Legislature sought to even out the districts, which due to the census information, required making the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd districts smaller, and making the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th larger. The new district map was signed into law on August 9, 2011.

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tammy Baldwin won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Chad Lee (R).[9]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 2, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTammy Baldwin Incumbent 61.8% 191,164
     Republican Chad Lee 38.2% 118,099
Total Votes 309,263

See also

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