Statewide Analysis

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Presidential:
Since 1988 Wisconsin has been a blue state, but in 2016 the state went red and gave Donald Trump ten electoral votes.  This surprising break from recent election trends in Wisconsin showed two elements that helped Trump on the national stage.  Trump targeted and motivated a core base of support amont rural and conservative voters.  The other element was depressed turnout in Democratic strongholds like Madison and Milwaukee. 

Senate:
Incumbent Senator Ron Johnson (R) was re-elected to a second term in the U.S. Senate.

House:
The Wisconsin 8th was the one contested U.S. House race in 2016 and Mike Gallagher (R) won the seat.  The delegation remains divided with three seats Democratic and five seats Republican.

Other Notable Election Results:
Republicans held their majority in the Wisconsin State Senate by adding two seats so that Republicans now control 20 of the 33 total seats.  In the Wisconsin House of Representatives Republicans also maintained their majority of 64 seats to the Democrats 35 seats.

 

Race by Race Details

Wisconsin Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/10/2016 12:29:48 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Phillip Anderson (Libertarian Party)  3.0%
Russell Feingold (Democratic Party)  46.8%
Ron Johnson (Republican Party)  50.2% Winner
Incumbent Senator Ron Johnson (R) defeated former Senator Russ Feingold (D). Johnson had worked his way back in the closing days to make the race more competitive, but his campaign had trailed in both the polls and fundraising for most of the election cycle and made a comeback a difficult prospect for the incumbent. In the end the last push by the Johnson campaign worked and defied the political polling.

Wisconsin Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:49:28 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jason Lebeck (Libertarian Party)  2.1%
Paul Ryan (Republican Party)  65.0% Winner
Ryan Solen (Democratic Party)  30.2%
Spencer Zimmerman (Trump Conservative)  2.7%

Wisconsin Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:49:53 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mark Pocan (Democratic Party)  68.7% Winner
Peter Theron (Republican Party)  31.3%

Wisconsin Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/8/2016 9:17:50 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ron Kind (Democratic Party)    Winner

Wisconsin Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:50:29 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Andy Craig (Libertarian Party)  11.3%
Gwen Moore (Democratic Party)  77.0% Winner
Robert Raymond (Independent)  11.7%

Wisconsin Congressional District 05
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 2:12:10 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
John Arndt (Libertarian Party)  3.9%
Khary Penebaker (Democratic Party)  29.3%
Jim Sensenbrenner (Republican Party)  66.8% Winner

Wisconsin Congressional District 06
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 2:12:44 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jeffery Dahlke (Independent)  5.8%
Glenn Grothman (Republican Party)  57.0% Winner
Sarah Lloyd (Democratic Party)  37.2%

Wisconsin Congressional District 07
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:51:19 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Sean Duffy (Republican Party)  61.8% Winner
Mary Hoeft (Democratic Party)  38.2%

Wisconsin Congressional District 08
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:51:41 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Michael Gallagher (Republican Party)  62.7% Winner
Tom Nelson (Democratic Party)  37.3%
Retired Marine officer Mike Gallagher (R) defeated Tom Nelson (D) for the open seat of the Wisconsin 8th District. Gallagher replaces the retiring Representative Reid Ribble (R).

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.