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[[File:WI2.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Wisconsin|2011 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:WI2.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in Wisconsin|2011 redistricting]].]]
  
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] January 20, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.
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Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] June 1, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.
  
 
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.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/129281483.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'' "Tammy Baldwin enters race for open Senate seat," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/129281483.html ''Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'' "Tammy Baldwin enters race for open Senate seat," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>

Revision as of 16:20, 31 January 2012

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.

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.[1]

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.

Independent Third party candidates

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).[6]

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

References