Wisconsin Resources

Population: 5,771,337 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 1, 2018.

Primary: Aug. 14, 2018.

Wisconsin (D+2) is a swing state that tends to lean left on the federal level, but right on the local level. It is 86% White, 5% Black and 5% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 10. Wis­consin is a swing state with a Democratic lean in Presidential elections.

Senators: 1 Demo­crat, 1 Republican.

Tammy Baldwin

Senator class 1: Tammy Baldwin (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Health & Education.

Democratic nominee: Tammy Baldwin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
Leans D.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and State Representative Tammy Baldwin (b.1962) served 14 years in the House before she beat a former GOP Governor with 51% in her first Senate race in 2012.

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Ron Johnson

Senator class 3: Ron Johnson (R)
Committees: Homeland Security (Chair), Budget, Commerce, Foreign Relations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ron Johnson

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
Businessman Ron Johnson (b.1955) beat an incumbent Democrat with 52% in 2010, and the same man again in 2016 with 50%.

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Representatives: 8 Representatives; 3 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

Paul Ryan

District 1
Representative: Paul Ryan (R)
Committees: NONE.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Paul Ryan

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+3) lies in the southeastern corner of the state and is 86% White. Mitt Romneys Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (b.1970) has an education in economics and political science. He worked as an aide to several Republican politicians before he was elected to the House in 1998. He was formerly Chair of the House Ways and Means committee, but was elected Speaker when John Boehner left in October 2015. He won 65% in 2016.

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Mark Pocan

District 2
Representative: Mark Pocan (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Mark Pocan
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+17) lies in southern Wisconsin, and includes Madison. It is 87% White. Businessman and State Representative Mark Pocan (b.1964) was first elected in 2012 and took 69% in 2016.

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Ronald Kind

District 3
Representative: Ronald Kind (D)
Committees: Way and Means.

Democratic nominee: Ronald Kind
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+5) covers southwestern and central parts, including Eau Claire. It is 95% White. Lawyer Ronald Kind (b.1963) was first elected in 1996, and had no opponents in 2016.

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Gwen Moore

District 4
Representative: Gwen Moore (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Gwen Moore
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+23) lies in southeastern Wisconsin and includes Milwaukee and suburbs. It is 52% White, 30% Black and 13% Hispanic. State Senator and activist Gwen Moore (b.1951) had several public sector jobs before she was first elected in 2004. She had no opponents in 2016.

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Jim Sensenbrenner

District 5
Representative: Jim Sensenbrenner (R)
Committees: Judiciary, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Sen­sen­brenner

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+13) covers southeastern parts of the state, north and west of Milwaukee. It is 92% White. Lawyer and State Senator Jim Sensenbrenner (b.1943) was first elected in 1978 and won 67% in 2016.

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Glenn Grothman

District 6
Representative: Glenn Grothman (R)
Committees: Budget, Education, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Glenn Grothman

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+5) covers eastern parts of the state, including Fond du Lac and is 93% White. Lawyer and State Senator Glenn Grothman (b.1955) held it for the GOP with 57% in 2016.

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Sean Duffy

District 7
Representative: Sean Duffy (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Sean Duffy

Rating, September 3, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+2) covers large northern and west central areas of the state. It is 95% White. Lawyer and District Attorney Sean Duffy (b.1971) was first elected in 2010 and won 62% in 2016.

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Mike Gallagher

District 8
Representative: Mike Gallagher (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Gallagher

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+2) contains the northeastern parts of the state, including Green Bay and is 91% White. The GOP held the seat in 2016 with foreign policy analyst and former gubernatorial aide Mike Gallagher (b.1984), who won 63%.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The first Monday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Wisconsin.

Scott Walker

Governor: Scott Walker (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Scott Walker

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, May 24, 2016:
State Representative, County Commissioner and businessman Scott Walker (b.1967) first won in 2010, but was then subjected to a recall attempt in 2012. He won it and then took 52% in 2014. He tried running for President, but quit in 2015, as one of the first candidates to drop out. He will announce his plans for 2018 after 2017’s budget session is over.

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Rebecca Kleefisch

Lieutenant Governor: Rebecca Kleefisch (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Rebecca Kleefisch

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, May 24, 2016:
The LG is nominated separately, but elected on a ticket with the gubernatorial nominee. TV-journalist Rebecca Kleefisch (b.1975) has been Walker’s LG since the start.

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Doug LaFollette

Secretary of State: Doug La Fol­lette (D)

Democratic nominee: Doug La Fol­lette
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Chemist Doug La Fol­lette (b.1940) was first elected all the way back in 1974, but ran a losing campaign for LG in 1978. He was again elected SoS in 1982 and took 50% in 2014.

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Matt Adamczyk

Treasurer­: Matt Adamczyk (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Matt Adamczyk

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Political consultant Matt Adamczyk took the office with 49% in 2014. He has used most of his time in office trying to abolish it as the office has no duties except to attend one meeting a month. Both chambers of the state legislature have passed an amendment to eliminate the office; if they do so again and voters approve, the office could be eliminated after 2018.

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Brad Schimel

Attorney General­: Brad Schimel (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Brad Schimel

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and District Attorney Brad Schimel (b.1965) took the office in 2014 with 52%. He is frequently mentioned as a candidate for Governor if Walker doesn’t run again.

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Tony Evers

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Evers (D)

Democratic nominee: Tony Evers
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, April 5, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Aug 8, 2017:
Formally, this is a non-partisan office, but teacher and school administrator Tony Evers (b.1951) is a Democrat. He was first elected in 2009 and won 70% in 2017. Evers is running for Governor in 2018. The office is elected in the spring of the year after a presidential election.

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State Senate: 33 (13D / 20R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State Assembly: 99 (35D / 64R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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