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On November 2, 2010, [[Sean Duffy]] won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Julie M. Lassa (D) and Gary Kauther (Independent No War No Bailout).<ref>[ ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref> Incumbent [[Dave Obey]] did not seek re-election.
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|Chamber=U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 7
|winner1 = Sean Duffy
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|candidate2 = Julie M. Lassa
|candidate3 = Gary Kauther
|votes1 = 132551
|votes2 = 113018
|votes3 = 8397
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 15:26, 28 January 2014



Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Sean Duffy Republican Party
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Wisconsin U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th 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 has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Sean Duffy (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District includes Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Price, Oneida, Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, Portage, Wood, Clark, Taylor, Chippewa, Rusk, Sawyer, Washburn, Barron, Polk and Burnett counties.[1]

Race Background

Wisconsin's 7th District became more Republican following redistricting after the 2010 census, giving Duffy an edge over Kreitlow.[2] But while the district became more Republican, Duffy came under fire in 2011 for comments he made about his personal wealth, complaining it was hard to pay bills on his congressional salary, which was $174,000.[3]

The 2012 race brought in a lot of money. Kreitlow raised $1.2 million by mid-October and Duffy had raised twice that. Another $4.3 million was spent by outside groups on attack ads on both sides.[4]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Campaign contributions

Sean Duffy

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Duffy's reports.[7]

Sean Duffy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$105,183.08$225,046.85$(107,368.40)$222,861.53
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$222,861.53$330,833.44$(73,943.37)$479,751.60
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$479,751.60$309,805.17$(104,021.21)$685,535.56
Year-end[11]January 31, 2014$685,535$273,454$(95,856)$863,133
Running totals

District history


The 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Sean Duffy won re-election in the district.[12]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Kreitlow 43.8% 157,524
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 56.1% 201,720
     Independent Dale Lehner 0% 20
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 405
Total Votes 359,669
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Sean Duffy won election to the United States House. He defeated Julie M. Lassa (D) and Gary Kauther (Independent No War No Bailout) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy 52.1% 132,551
     Democratic Julie M. Lassa 44.4% 113,018
     Independent No War No Bailout Gary Kauther 3.3% 8,397
     N/A Scattering 0.2% 423
Total Votes 254,389

See also

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