Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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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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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.

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 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.[4]

Race Background

Wisconsin's 7th District became more Republican following redistricting after the 2010 census, giving Duffy an edge over Kreitlow.[5] While the district became more Republican, Duffy came under fire in 2011 for comments he made about his personal wealth. He complained that it was difficult to pay bills on his congressional salary, which was $174,000.[6]

The 2012 race brought in a lot of money. Kreitlow raised $1.2 million by mid-October, and Duffy had raised twice that amount. Another $4.3 million was spent by outside groups on attack ads on both sides.[7]

Candidates

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District history

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.[13]

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 U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Julie M. Lassa (D) and Gary Kauther (Independent No War No Bailout).[14] Incumbent Dave Obey did not seek re-election.

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 7, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy 52.2% 132,551
     Democratic Julie M. Lassa 44.5% 113,018
     Independent Gary Kauther 3.3% 8,397
Total Votes 253,966

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