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{{widis2congtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District|2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 4, 2014.
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{{widis2congtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District|2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 4, 2014. Incumbent [[Mark Pocan]] (D) defeated [[Peter Theron]] (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced a primary challenger. The race was rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by ''Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call''.<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/2013/race-ratings-rc/?pos=lpolmr ''Roll Call'', "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed August 11, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Mark Pocan]] (D), who was first elected in 2012.
 
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==Candidates==
 
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==Election results==
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==Key votes==
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Below are important votes that Pocan cast during the [[113th Congress]].
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Nay vote}} Pocan voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Pocan voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} Pocan voted for House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} Pocan voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Pocan}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Pocan}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Pocan voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Pocan voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Pocan voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} Pocan voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
===Mark Pocan===
 
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===Peter Theron===
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==District history==
 
==District history==
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===2012===
 
===2012===
The 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. Democrat [[Mark Pocan]] won the election in the district.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/wisconsin/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"]</ref>
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The 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. Democrat [[Mark Pocan]] won the election in the district.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/wisconsin/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"]</ref>
 
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===2010===
 
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On November 2, 2010, [[Tammy Baldwin]] won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Chad Lee (R).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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==See also==
 
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*[http://gab.wi.gov/ Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]
  
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:37, 25 November 2014

2012

CongressLogo.png

Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Mark Pocan Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Pocan Democratic Party
Pocan mark.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


Wisconsin U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

Flag of Wisconsin.png
The 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Pocan (D) defeated Peter Theron (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced a primary challenger. The race was rated a "Safe Democrat" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[3]
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.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 15, 2014 (20 days before election).[7]

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Mark Pocan (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District encompasses Sauk, Columbia, Jefferson, Dane, Green and Rock counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Election results

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pocan Incumbent 68.4% 224,920
     Republican Peter Theron 31.5% 103,619
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 308
Total Votes 328,847
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Key votes

Below are important votes that Pocan cast during the 113th Congress.

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Pocan voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Pocan voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Pocan voted for House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Pocan voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Pocan voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Pocan joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[17][18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Pocan voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Pocan voted for HR 2775.[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Pocan voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Pocan voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[27]

Campaign contributions

Mark Pocan

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pocan's reports.[28]

Mark Pocan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2013$52,936.10$100,629.25$(68,095.08)$85,470.27
July Quarterly[30]July 15, 2013$85,470.27$156,065.09$(109,497.73)$132,037.63
October Quarterly[31]October 15, 2013$132,037.63$126,627.87$(75,424.25)$183,241.25
Year-end[32]January 31, 2014$183,241$129,269$(87,359)$225,251
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2014$225,251.35$76,778.03$(68,675.16)$233,354.22
July Quarterly[34]July 25, 2014$233,354.22$167,821.85$(98,676.18)$302,499.89
October Quarterly[35]October 15, 2014$309,874.85$166,499.40$(283,283.96)$193,090.29
Running totals
$923,690.49$(791,011.36)

Peter Theron

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Theron's reports.[36]

Peter Theron (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[37]July 14, 2014$2,904.14$6,143.00$(5,754.66)$3,292.48
October Quarterly[38]October 13, 2014$1,533.86$6,402.64$(7,319.65)$616.85
Running totals
$12,545.64$(13,074.31)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Mark Pocan won the election in the district.[39]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pocan 67.9% 265,422
     Republican Chad Lee 31.9% 124,683
     Independent Joe Kopsick 0% 6
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.2% 787
Total Votes 390,898
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tammy Baldwin won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Chad Lee (R) in the general election.[40]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 2 General Election, 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

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 12, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 12, 2014
  3. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed August 11, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Registration and Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Wisconsin Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  9. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 3, 2014 (dead link)
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. Politico, "House clears Farm Bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  19. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  22. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  24. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  25. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Pocan 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  34. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Theron 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 23, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  38. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  39. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"
  40. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013