Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District

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The 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin is a congressional district in northwestern and central Wisconsin.


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]

The district previously was the largest congressional district in the state geographically, covering 20 counties.

The district contained the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark (partial), Douglas, Iron, Langlade (partial), Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida (partial), Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn and Wood.

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Sean Duffy (R). In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Duffy ranked 7th on the list.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

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.[3]

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"

2010
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.[4]

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

2008
On November 4, 2008, David R. Obey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Mielke (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid R. Obey incumbent 62.6% 212,666
     Republican Dan Mielke 37.4% 126,938
     Scattering 0.1% 233
Total Votes 339,837

2006
On November 7, 2006, David R. Obey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Nick Reid (R) and Mike Miles (Wisconsin Green Party) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid R. Obey incumbent 62.2% 161,903
     Republican Nick Reid 35% 91,069
     Green Party Mike Miles 2.8% 7,391
     Scattering 0% 65
Total Votes 260,428

2004
On November 2, 2004, David R. Obey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Miles (Wisconsin Green) and Larry Oftedahl (Constitution Party) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid R. Obey incumbent 85.6% 241,306
     Green Party Mike Miles 9.4% 26,518
     Constitution Party Larry Oftedahl 4.6% 12,841
     Scattering 0.4% 1,087
Total Votes 281,752

2002
On November 5, 2002, David R. Obey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Rothbauer (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid R. Obey incumbent 64.2% 146,364
     Republican Joe Rothbauer 35.8% 81,518
     Scattering 0% 73
Total Votes 227,955

2000
On November 7, 2000, David R. Obey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sean Cronin (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid R. Obey incumbent 63.3% 173,007
     Republican Sean Cronin 36.7% 100,264
     Scattering 0.1% 189
Total Votes 273,460

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 7th congressional district of Wisconsin after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Wisconsin

In 2011, the Wisconsin State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Duffy ranked 7th on the list.[2] The article notes that Republican state legislators traded some of the Democratic leaning areas with Republican areas, "making the district a toss-up and giving him a better chance of holding on to the seat."[2]

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