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{{widis5congtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District|5th Congressional District of Wisconsin]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 4, 2014. Incumbent [[Jim Sensenbrenner]] (R) will face [[Chris Rockwood]] (D) in the general election. Neither candidate will face a primary challenger. The race is rated a "Safe Republican" 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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{{widis5congtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District|5th Congressional District of Wisconsin]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 4, 2014. Incumbent [[Jim Sensenbrenner]] (R) will face [[Chris Rockwood]] (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced a primary challenger. The race is rated a "Safe Republican" 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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Revision as of 18:19, 12 August 2014

2012

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Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jim Sensenbrenner Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Sensenbrenner Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Wisconsin will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jim Sensenbrenner (R) will face Chris Rockwood (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced a primary challenger. The race is rated a "Safe Republican" 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 is Jim Sensenbrenner (R), who was first elected in 1978.

Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District includes Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties and includes portions of Milwaukee and Jefferson counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Issues

Below are important votes Sensenbrenner cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[10] Sensenbrenner joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[11][12]

Campaign contributions

Jim Sensenbrenner

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

Jim Sensenbrenner (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 8, 2013$282,545.61$11,090.73$(31,491.35)$262,144.99
July Quarterly[15]July 9, 2013$262,144.99$55,396.56$(41,941.86)$275,599.69
October Quarterly[16]October 10, 2013$275,599.69$45,426.81$(35,187.90)$285,838.60
Year-end[17]January 31, 2014$285,838$37,020$(25,525)$297,333
April Quarterly[18]April 11, 2014$297,333.14$45,635.34$(28,105.57)$314,862.91
Running totals
$194,569.44$(162,251.68)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 5th Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Sensenbrenner won re-election in the district.[19]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dave Heaster 32.1% 118,478
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Sensenbrenner Incumbent 67.7% 250,335
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.2% 851
Total Votes 369,664
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim Sensenbrenner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Todd P. Kolosso (D) and Robert R. Raymond (I) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Sensenbrenner incumbent 69.3% 229,642
     Democratic Todd P. Kolosso 27.4% 90,634
     Independent Robert R. Raymond 3.3% 10,813
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 169
Total Votes 331,258

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. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Sensenbrenner 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. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013