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The [[Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district of Wisconsin]] will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
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{{widis2congtoc}}{{tnr}}The [[Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district of Wisconsin]] held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
 
[[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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|Filing deadline=June 1, 2012
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|Primary date=August 14, 2012
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|Primary=Wisconsin has an [[open primary]] system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.
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|Voter registration=Voter registration requirements may vary by municipality, although voters with valid ID must be granted a provisional ballot at the polls.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/voters/registration-voting ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Registration and Voting," Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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|State=Wisconsin
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Tammy Baldwin]] (D), who was first elected to the House in 1998. Baldwin ran 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>
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This was the first election which used [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district]] encompasses Sauk, Columbia, Jefferson, Dane, Green, and Rock counties.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/Wisconsin_August_2011_Redistricting_Map.JPG ''Wisconsin Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed July 24, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
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{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
:* [[Kelda Helen Roys]]: State representative<ref name="wsj">[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/on-politics/article_d9f5403c-d95c-11e0-acde-001cc4c002e0.html ''Wisconsin State Journal'' "State Reps. Kelda Helen Roys, Mark Pocan to run for Congress," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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:* [[Mark Pocan]]: State representative<ref name="wsj"/>
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:* [[Dave Worzala]]: Dane County treasurer<ref>[http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/capitol-report/article_790ea280-df16-11e0-bce2-001cc4c002e0.html ''The Capitol Times'' "Dane County treasurer enters race for Congress," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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:* [[Matt Silverman]]: Army veteran<ref>[http://badgerherald.com/news/2011/11/29/uw_grad_enters_congr.php ''Badger Herald'' "UW grad enters congressional race against Madison reps," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
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:* No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.
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{{greydot}} <u>'''Third party candidates'''</u>
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==Election Results==
:* [[Joe Kopsick]]: Independent<ref>[http://www.wix.com/dontvoteforjoe/2012 ''Joe Kopsick Campaign Site'' Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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===General Election===
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==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Wisconsin]]''
 
::''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.
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Following the 2010 Census, Wisconsin kept 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.
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===District partisanship===
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====FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study====
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:''See also: [[FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012]]''
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In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Wisconsin's 2nd District became more Democratic because of redistricting.<ref>[http://www.fairvote.org/assets/2012-Redistricting/WIRedistrictingAnalysis.pdf,'' "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Wisconsin," September 2012]</ref>
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*'''2012''': 67D / 33R
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*'''2010''': 66D / 34R
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
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:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district]] has a PVI of D+16, which is the 65th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 71-29 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 63-37 percent over George W. Bush (R).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==
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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
Tammy Baldwin.jpeg

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

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd congressional district of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 1, 2012
August 14, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Wisconsin has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.

Voter registration: Voter registration requirements may vary by municipality, although voters with valid ID must be granted a provisional ballot at the polls.[1]

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2012

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

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district encompasses Sauk, Columbia, Jefferson, Dane, Green, and Rock counties.[3]

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

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[7] withdrew prior to the primary.[8]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third party candidates

Note: Joe Kopsick[9] and Rocky Ison did not collect the necessary signatures to appear on the ballot.[6]


Election Results

General Election

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"

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Wisconsin

Following the 2010 Census, Wisconsin kept 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 partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Wisconsin's 2nd District became more Democratic because of redistricting.[10]

  • 2012: 67D / 33R
  • 2010: 66D / 34R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district has a PVI of D+16, which is the 65th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 71-29 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 63-37 percent over George W. Bush (R).[11]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tammy Baldwin won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Chad Lee (R).[12]

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