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

Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Petri Republican Party
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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.

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.[1][2][3]

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

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.[4]

Candidates

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District history

2012

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.[14]

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"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tom Petri won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Joseph C. Kallas (D).[15]

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

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Wisconsin Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  5. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Sen. Glenn Grothman plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Petri," accessed April 3, 2014
  6. Wisconsin State Journal, "State Rep. Duey Stroebel to make run for Petri seat in Congress," accessed April 12, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Wisconsin Election Watch, "Scott Fitzgerald Will Not Run for 6th Congressional District Seat," accessed April 16, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 3, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed June 13, 2014
  10. Madison.com, "2nd Democrat joins race for Wis. 6th District seat," accessed May 5, 2014
  11. Roll Call, "Republicans Prepare for Primary Fight in Wisconsin House Race," accessed April 18, 2014
  12. WISN, "Fitzgerald not running for Petri's congressional seat," accessed April 19, 2014
  13. Wisconsin Election Watch, "Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels Declines Bid for Higher Office," accessed June 13, 2014
  14. Politico "2012 Election Map, Wisconsin"
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"