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On November 2, 2010, Tom Petri won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Joseph C. Kallas (D).<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>
 
On November 2, 2010, Tom Petri won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Joseph C. Kallas (D).<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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Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 14, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Tom Petri Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Petri Republican Party
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Wisconsin U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Tom Petri won the election.[1]
This is the 6th 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.[2]

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent wass Tom Petri (R), who was first elected to the House in 1978.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District includes Adams, Waushara, Winnebago, Calumet, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, and Dodge counties, and part of Jefferson county.[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 Joe Kallas
Republican Party Tom PetriGreen check mark transparent.png


August 14, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary


Election results

General Election

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joe Kallas 37.8% 135,921
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Petri Incumbent 62.1% 223,460
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 364
Total Votes 359,745
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

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.

Under the new map, the 6th District is more solidly Republican.

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 6th District became more balanced because of redistricting.[5]

  • 2012: 47D / 53R
  • 2010: 47D / 53R

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 measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District had a PVI of R+5, which was the 186th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 50-50 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 57-43 percent over John Kerry (D).[6]

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2010

On November 2, 2010, Tom Petri won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Joseph C. Kallas (D).[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 6, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas E. Petri Incumbent 70.7% 183,271
     Democratic Joseph C. Kallas 29.3% 75,926
Total Votes 259,197

See also

References