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WISCONSIN

PWIopulation: 5,771,337 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 1, 2016.

Primary: August 9, 2016.

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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. (Pic: Congress)

Tammy Baldwin. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Tammy Baldwin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2018.

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. (Pic: Congress)

Ron Johnson. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Russ Feingold
Republican nominee: Ron Johnson

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Businessman Ron Johnson (b.1955) beat an incumbent Democrat with 52% in 2010, but that man, former US Senator Russ Feingold, is back for a second match. Johnson still has a chance, but all the polls show that he has his work cut out for him if he is to become anything but a parenthesis in Feingold’s political biography.

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Representatives: 8 Representatives; 3 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

Paul Ryan. (Pic: Congress)

Paul Ryan. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nomineeRyan Solen
Republican nominee: Paul Ryan

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
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 won 62% in 2014. He was formerly Chair of the House Ways and Means committee, but was elected Speaker when John Boehner left in October 2015. The Dems are running computer security professional Ryan Solen.

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Mark Pocan. (Pic: Congress)

Mark Pocan. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Mark Pocan (D)
Committees: Budget, Education.

Democratic nominee: Mark Pocan
Republican nomineePeter Theron

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
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 2014. The GOP is running professor Peter Theron.

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Ronald Kind. (Pic: Congress)

Ronald Kind. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Ronald Kind
Republican nominee: NONE

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
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 took 57% in 2014.

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Gwen Moore. (Pic: Congress)

Gwen Moore. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nominee: Gwen Moore
Republican nominee: NONE

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
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 took 70% in 2014.

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Jim Sensenbrenner. (Pic: Congress)

Jim Sensenbrenner. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nomineeKhary Penebaker
Republican nominee: Jim Sen­sen­brenner

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
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 took 70% in 2014. The Dems are running gun control activist Khary Penebaker.

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Glenn Grothman. (Pic: Congress)

Glenn Grothman. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nomineeSarah Lloyd
Republican nomineeGlenn Grothman

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
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 2014. The Dems are runnning teacher Sarah Lloyd.

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Sean Duffy. (Pic: Congress)

Sean Duffy. (Pic: Congress)

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

Democratic nomineeMary Hoeft
Republican nominee: Sean Duffy

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
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 took 59% in 2014. The Dems are running professor Mary Hoeft.

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Reid Ribble. (Pic: Congress)

Reid Ribble. (Pic: Congress)

District 8
Representative: Reid Ribble (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Transportation.

Democratic nomineeTom Nelson
Republican nomineeMike Gallagher

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district (R+2) contains the northeastern parts of the state, including Green Bay and is 91% White. Businessman Reid Ribble (b.1956) was first elected in 2010, defeating an incumbent Democrat. He took 65% in 2014, but is not running again. The district is swingier than Ribble’s margins would suggest. The GOP is running foreign policy analyst and former gubernatorial aide Mike Gallagher. The Dems are running County Executive Tom Nelson.

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STATE LEVEL

Scott Walker. (Pic: State of WI)

Scott Walker. (Pic: State of WI)

Governor: Scott Walker (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Scott Walker

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
State Representative, County Commissioner and businessman Scott Walker (b.1967) first won in 2010, but was then subject 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 next year’s budget session is over.

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Rebecca Kleefisch. (Pic: State of WI)

Rebecca Kleefisch. (Pic: State of WI)

Lieutenant Governor: Rebecca Kleefisch (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Rebecca Kleefisch

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

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. (Pic: State of WI)

Doug LaFollette. (Pic: State of WI)

Secretary of State: Doug La Fol­lette (D)

Democratic nominee: Doug La Fol­lette
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2018.

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. (Pic: State of WI)

Matt Adamczyk. (Pic: State of WI)

Treasurer­: Matt Adamczyk (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Matt Adamczyk

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

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.

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Brad Schimel. (Pic: State of WI)

Brad Schimel. (Pic: State of WI)

Attorney General­: Brad Schimel (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeBrad Schimel

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and District Attorney Brad Schimel (b.1965) took the office in 2014 with 52%.

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Tony Evers. (Pic: State of WI)

Tony Evers. (Pic: State of WI)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Evers (D)

Democratic nominee: Tony Evers
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 25, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2017.

Status, May 25, 2016:
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 took 61% in 2013.

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State Senate: 33 (14D / 19R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2016/18.
State House: 99 (36D / 63R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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