Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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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
Jim Sensenbrenner.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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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.

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.[3][4][5]

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.[6]


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District history


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.[8]

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)


On November 2, 2010, Jim Sensenbrenner won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Todd P. Kolosso (D) and Robert R. Raymond (I).[9]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 5, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngF. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. Incumbent 69.4% 229,642
     Democratic Todd P. Kolosso 27.4% 90,634
     Independent Robert R. Raymond 3.3% 10,813
Total Votes 331,089

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