Wisconsin

9 seats: 4R, 5D     50-50

As predicted in our 1997 report, each party suffered a seat change. Tammy Baldwin became the state's first-ever woman member of Congress in an open seat leaning Democrat, while Mark Green was the only Republican in the nation to defeat a Democratic incumbent. If all incumbents seek re-election, Democrats should maintain their majority, and could add to it Paul Ryan (who won a surprisingly easy open seat win in a Democratic-leaning district) is at risk.
 
  1. Paul Ryan (R), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 57 ['96: R 51 '94: R 49 '92: D 50] D 51
 
  2. Tammy Baldwin (D), 1998 Win
  '98: 53 ['96: R 57 '94: R 69 '92: R 63]   D 56
 
  3. Ron Kind (D), 1996 Comfortable*
  '98: 72 '96: 52 ['94: R 56 '92: R 56]   D 51
 
  4. Gerald Kleczka (D), 1984 Comfortable*
  '98: 58 '96: 58 '94: 54 '92: 66   50-50
 
  5. Thomas Barrett (D), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 78 '96: 73 '94: 62 '92: 69   D 64
 
  6. Thomas Petri (R), 1979 Landslide
   '98: 93 U '96: 73 '94: 100 '92: 53 R 54
 
  7. David Obey (D), 1968 Comfortable*
  '98: 61 '96: 57 '94: 54 '92: 64   50-50
 
  8. Mark Green (R), 1998 Win
  '98: 55 '96: D 52 '94: R 64 '92: R 70] R 53
 
  9. J. Sensenbrenner (R), 1978 Landslide
  '98: 91 U '96: 74 '94: 100 '92: 70   R 62
 

Wisconsin's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Wisconsin 1982 to 1998
 


 
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