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1998 Wisconsin Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: July 14, Primary: September 8
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 67% in '94, 3rd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
'86 Senate nominee / '88 Senate candidate / ex-NFL Players Assoc. representative Ed Garvey (D, G), St. Sen. Gary George, Tommy G. Thompson (R), Ex-Eagle River Alderman / Restaurant owner / term limit advocate Jeff Hyslop (R), marijuana activist Jeffrey Smith (G)?, state party chair Jim Mueller (L), state party chair / '94 nominee Ed Frami (T), '94 candidate / consultant Michael Mangan (I), Pentecostal Minister A-Ja-mu Muhammad (I),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov.,
businesswoman Barbara Lawton (D), Scott McCallum (R) environmental activist Jim Olmstead (G)?, Thomas Rivers (T), fashion designer Vida Harley Bridges (I), '94 Senate nominee James Dean (L)
Attorney General
James Doyle (D) Ex-Waukesha Co. Prosecutor Linda VanDeWater (R), farmer Marc Gumz (R), ex-state party chair Ron Emery (L), James Chinavare (T),
Secretary of State
Doug LaFollette (D) teacher Linda Cross (R) Leroy Mueller (Rfm), Don Carlson (L), William Hemenway (T),
Treasurer
Dawn Marie Sass (D) Jack Voight (R) party spokesman Jeff Peterson (G), Tim Peterson (L),
Superintendent of Schools
John Benson (I)
Senator, 52.6% in '92, 1st term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Leans Democrat, Charles Cook's prediction: Leans Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 5:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
Russ Feingold (D), U.S. Rep. Mark W. Neumann (R), freelance writer Tom Ender (L), Robert R. Raymond (T), Eugene A. Hem (I),
1st Cong. District Mark Neumann (R) running for Senate, 51.0% in '96, 2nd term
Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 10:11, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat,
'96 nominee / ex-City Council President / R.N. Lydia C. Spottswood (D), physician Jeff Thomas (D), ex-Hill aide Paul Ryan (R), Michael Logan (R),
2nd Cong. District, 57.4% in '96, Scott Klug (R) retiring after 4th term,
Charles Cook's prediction: Lean Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 8:9, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
openly lesbian St. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D), St. Sen. Joe Wineke (D), Dane Co. Exec. Rick Phelps (D), Patrick O'Brien (D), ex-St. Ins. Comm'r Josephine "Jo" Musser (R), beer distributor Don Carrig (R), ex-Dane Co. Exec. Nicholas Furman (R), U of W prof. John Sharpless (R), chiropractor / businesswoman Meredith Bakke (R), evangelical minister Ron Greer (R),
3rd Cong. District, 52.1% in '96, 1st term,
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Ronald James Kind (D), Boscobel School Board Member Troy Brechler (R), '78 nominee / ex-State Department employee Michael Ellis (R),
4th Cong. District, 57.7% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
Gerald D. "Jerry" Kleczka (D), '94 / '96 nominee / businessman Tom Reynolds (R), perennial candidate Roman Blenski (R),
5th Cong. District, 73.3% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Thomas M. Barrett (D), law student Jack Melvin (R),
6th Cong. District, 73.1% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Thomas E. Petri (D), '96 nominee Timothy J. Farness (T),
7th Cong. District, 57.0% in '96, 15th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
David R. Obey (D), '94 / '96 nominee / college administrator Scott West (R),
8th Cong. District, 52.0% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Jay W. Johnson (D), St. Rep. Mark Green (R), '96 candidate B-man Chuck Dettman (R),
9th Cong. District, 74.5% in '96, 10th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat F. James "Jim" Sensenbrenner (R), Jeffrey M. Gonyo (I),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(T) = U.S. Taxpayers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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