Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Glenn Grothman Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Petri Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely R[2]

Wisconsin U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 15, 2014 (20 days before election).[6]

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014

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

Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District includes all or parts of Columbia County, Dodge County, Fond du Lac County, Green Lake County, Manitowoc County, Marquette County, Milwaukee County, Ozaukee County, Sheboygan County, Waushara County and Winnebago County.[7]


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Republican Party August 12, 2014, Republican Primary

Failed to file

Declined to run

Campaign contributions

Tom Petri

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Petri's reports prior to his announcement that he would not seek re-election in 2014.[19]

Tom Petri (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$919,744.12$57,150.21$(71,935.81)$904,958.52
July Quarterly[21]July 14, 2013$904,958.52$137,830.27$(58,087.22)$984,701.57
October Quarterly[22]October 12, 2013$984,701.57$62,194.60$(79,459.05)$967,437.12
Year-end[23]January 31, 2014$967,437$56,807$(67,268)$956,975
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot access
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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 re-election in the district.[24]

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)


On November 2, 2010, Tom Petri won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joseph C. Kallas (D) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Petri incumbent 70.7% 183,271
     Democratic Joseph C. Kallas 29.3% 75,926
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 170
Total Votes 259,367

See also

External links


  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. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Registration and Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Petri.House.Gov, "Counties of the 6th District," accessed October 28, 2014
  8. Sheboygan Press, "Leibham won't seek recount in 6th District," accessed August 25, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Wisconsin Election Watch, "Scott Fitzgerald Will Not Run for 6th Congressional District Seat," accessed April 16, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 3, 2014 (dead link)
  11. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Sen. Glenn Grothman plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Petri," accessed April 3, 2014
  12. Associated Press, "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014
  13. Wisconsin State Journal, "State Rep. Duey Stroebel to make run for Petri seat in Congress," accessed April 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 13, 2014
  15. Madison.com, "2nd Democrat joins race for Wis. 6th District seat," accessed May 5, 2014 (dead link)
  16. Roll Call, "Republicans Prepare for Primary Fight in Wisconsin House Race," accessed April 18, 2014
  17. WISN, "Fitzgerald not running for Petri's congressional seat," accessed April 19, 2014
  18. Wisconsin Election Watch, "Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels Declines Bid for Higher Office," accessed June 13, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Petri 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  20. FEC "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  21. FEC "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  22. FEC "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  24. Politico "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013