Wisconsin - U.S. Senate

as of October 31

The Candidates

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Russ Feingold

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: March 2, 1953
  • Residence: Middleton, WI

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Ron Johnson

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: April 8, 1955
  • Residence: Oshkosh, WI

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Previous Results

    Wisconsin U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Russ Feingold DEM 1,632,697 55.4%
    Tim Michels REP 1,301,183 44.1%
    Arif Khan LIB 8,367 0.3%
    Eugene Hem IND 6,662 0.2%

    U.S. President: Wisconsin (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 1,677,211 56.3%
    John McCain REP 1,262,393 42.4%
    Ralph Nader IND 17,605 0.6%
    Bob Barr LIB 8,858 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin IND 5,072 0.2%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 4,216 0.1%
    Jeffrey Wamboldt IND 764 0%
    Brian Moore IND 540 0%
    Gloria La Riva IND 237 0%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 31, 2010

New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

Lean-R (was Lean-R)

    Oct 29, 2010

    New NPR Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Oct 25, 2010

      New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        Oct 24, 2010

        New Cook Political Report Rating

        Lean-R (was Toss-up)

          New CQ - Roll Call Rating

          Lean-R (was Toss-up)

            New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

            Lean-R (was Toss-up)

              Sep 9, 2010

              Feingold Feels GOP Heat In Wisconsin

              Russ Feingold (D), first elected in 1992, is seeking a fourth term.

              Earlier this year, when former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) said he would not run, the feeling was that Feingold was assured of another term. But few Democrats anywhere seem assured of victory this year, and now that's certainly true of Feingold, who finds himself in an unexpectedly tough battle with political novice and millionaire businessman Ron Johnson. In the year of the outsider, Johnson has a shot at victory, which was considered unthinkable not long ago. -Ken Rudin

              New NPR Rating



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