2018 Senate Race: State: Wisconsin ( Tammy Baldwin v Leah Vukmir )

CURRENT STATUS: Pending General Election

Race Status

Likely Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 09-10-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 06/01/2018
Primaries: 08/14/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Incumbent
Tammy Baldwin
BALLOTPEDIA Profile



Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Leah Vukmir
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

TOP CANDIDATES
Kevin Nicholson
OTHER CANDIDATES
Griffin Jones
John Schiess


Pundit Opinions

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Current Senate Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Republicans believe incumbent Senator Tammy Baldwin is vulnerable while Democrats disagree.

In recent years, Governor Scott Walker and his political success have changed Wisconsin from a Democratic state to an amazingly competitive environment.

Baldwin initially voted for the government “shutdown” and then voted a few days later to re-open it. MoveOn.org strongly criticized that vote and accused the Senator of flip-flopping. Challenges from the political left will be challenging for Baldwin in a state that has grown more conservative.

Before getting to Baldwin, though, the GOP needs to choose between two conservative candidates seeking the nomination–Marine Corps veteran Kevin Nicholson and state Sen. Leah Vukmir.

While Governor Walker is remaining officially neutral in the GOP primary, his wife is not. Tonette Walker endorsed Vukmir. Walker’s son already works for Vukmir’s campaign. The State Senator has also picked up the endorsement of State Sen. Joel Kleefisch (married to Walker’s lieutenant governor) and former RNC Chairman Reince Preibus.

2018 Wisconsin Data Card
Wisconsin Demographics
DemographicStateNation
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Gender49.7% Male
50.3% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity81.7% White/Caucasian
6.6% Black/African American
5.8% White/Hispanic
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home8.7%21.1%
High School Grad Rate91.9%87.5%
College Grad Rate29.5%31.3%
Per Capita Income$30,902$31,128
Unemployment3.2%4.1
Median Age39.437.9
Population5778708325.7 mil
Square Miles54158.33,796,742
Population per SqMi1106.7185.8
People per Household2.42.7
Foreign Born5.0%13.5%
Veteran7.5%7.4%
Geographic Mobility14.6%14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile