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Wisconsin: 2006 Elections
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Edited on Thu Sep-14-06 02:48 AM by Eugene


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: BlueAwards, Daylin Byak, Eugene

State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 5,363,675
Electoral Votes: 10

:bluebox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 49.8%, Bush (R) 49.4%
:bluebox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 47.8%, Bush (R) 47.6%, Nader (I) 3.6%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 48.8%, Dole (R) 38.5%, Perot (I) 10.4%

:bluebox: Governor: Jim Doyle (D) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Herb Kohl (D) Elected: 1988, 1994, 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: Junior US Senator: Russ Feingold (D) Elected: 1992, 1998, 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:graybox: US House (8 seats): D-4, R-4 (tie)
:redbox: State Senate (33 seats): D-14, R-19
:redbox: State House (99 seats): D-39, R-60

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election (by mail): August 30, 2006
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election (in person): September 11, 2006 *
State/Local Primary Date: September 12, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election (by mail): October 25, 2006
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election (in person): November 06, 2006 *
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

* Voters may register at the polling place on election day.

State Office in charge of Elections
Wisconsin State Elections Board
PO Box 2973
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2973
Phone: (608) 266-8005
Fax: (608) 267-0500

State Democratic Party
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Ave.
Suite 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 255-5172
Fax: (608) 255-8919

State Republican Party
Republican Party of Wisconsin
148 E. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-4765

Governor's Race 2006


Jim Doyle (D) Incumbent
Running Mate: Barbara Lawton (D)
Campaign Website:

Mark Green (R)
Running Mate: Jean Hundertmark (R)
Campaign Website:

Nelson Eisman (G)
Running Mate: Leon Todd (G)
State Employee and Community Activist
Campaign Website:

Jhered Hamby (C/Write-in)
Campaign Website:

US Senate Race 2006

Herb Kohl (D) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website:

Robert Gerald Lorge (R)
Campaign Website:

Rae Vogeler (G)
Peace Activist and Community Organizer
Campaign Website:

Ben Glatzel (I)
Conservative Activist
Campaign Website:

Other Statewide Races 2006

Attorney General

Kathleen Falk (D)
Dane County Executive and Attorney
Campaign Website:

J.B. Van Hollen (R)
Former US Attorney
Campaign Website:

Secretary of State

Doug LaFollette (D) Incumbent
Secretary of State
Campaign Website:

Sandy Sullivan (R)
College Professor and Author
Campaign Website:

Mike LaForest (G)
Farmer and Green Activist
Campaign Website:

State Treasurer

Dawn Marie Sass (D)
Social Worker and Union Activist
Campaign Website: ?

Jack Voigt (R) Incumbent
State Treasurer
Campaign Website:

Winston Sephus Jr. (G)
Milwaukee Green Party Treasurer and Data Administrator
Campaign Website:

Tim Peterson (L)
Campaign Website:

William Hemenway (C/Write-in)
State Party Treasurer
Campaign Website:

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 8

Key Races: 08 OPEN SEAT, This seat is currently held by Rep. Mark Green (R).

Candidates, by Congressional District

Jeff Thomas (D), Campaign Website:
Paul Ryan (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Tammy Baldwin (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Dave Magnum (R), Campaign Website:

Ron Kind (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Paul Nelson (R), Campaign Website:

Gwen Moore (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Perfecto Rivera (R), Campaign Website: ?

Bryan Kennedy (D), Campaign Website:
Jim Sensenbrenner (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Bob Levis (G), Campaign Website:
Robert Raymond (I), Campaign Website: ?

Thomas Petri (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

David Obey (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Nick Reid (R), Campaign Website:
Mike Miles (G)?, Campaign Website:

Steve Kagen (D), Campaign Website:
John Gard (R), Campaign Website:
Terri McCormick (R), Campaign Website:

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 33

Seats at stake in 2006: 17, odd-numbered districts

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 99

Seats at stake in 2006: 99

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

:graybox: Question 1 - Definition of Marriage
   Marriage. Shall section 13 of article XIII of the constitution be create to provide
   that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized
   in this state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that
   of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state?
   Attorney General's Explanation   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Question 2 - Death Penalty (Non-binding)
   Should the death penalty be enacted in the State of Wisconsin for cases involving a person
   who is convicted of multiple first-degree intentional homicides, if the homicides are vicious
   and the convictions are supported by DNA evidence?
   Attorney General's Explanation   Full Text (pdf)


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