Wisconsin Candidates for Governor and Congress Election Race 2014

Presidential Election Day: Nov. 8, 2016

Wisconsin Candidates for Senate
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Election Candidates for Governor WS

State Primary: August 9, 2016

Wisconsin Governor

Scott Walker (R)
Robbie Hoffman (Independent)

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Candidates

Rebecca Kleefisch (R)

Wisconsin Congress Candidates

Wisconsin Congressional Candidates
Wisconsin Congressional Candidates

District 1:
Paul Ryan (R)
Ryan Solen (D)
Jason Lebeck (Libertarian)
Spencer Zimmerman (Trump Conservative)

District 2:
Mark Pocan (D)
Peter Theron (R)

District 3:
Ron Kind (D)

District 4:
Gwen Moore (D)
Andy Craig (Libertarian)
Robert Raymond (Independent)

District 5:
Jim Sensenbrenner (R)
Khary Penebaker (D)
John Arndt (Libertarian)

District 6:
Glenn Grothman (R)
Sarah Lloyd (D)
Jeff Dahkle (Independent)

District 7:
Sean Duffy (R)
Mary Hoeft (D)

District 8:
Mike Gallagher (R)
Tom Nelson (D)
Wendy Gribben (Green/Write-In)

For a list of recommended conservative congressional candidates in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Conservative Congress http://conservativecongress.com/states/Wisconsin/

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Wisconsin History Info - Something Every Governor Should Know

Wisconsin was first inhabited by varied Indian tribes in the 17th century. They included the  Algonquian-speaking Menominee, Kickapoo, Miami, the Siouan-speaking Winnebago, Dakota (or Sioux) and Iowa. In the mid-1600's other groups entered Wisconsin, including the Fox, Sac, Potawatomi and Ojibewa (Chippewa).

Jean Nicolet, a native of France, was the first explorer to reach the area while searching for the Northwest Passage to China in 1634. The French lost possession of Wisconsin and all of it's territories east of the Mississippi to Great Britain during the French and Indian War.

British possession of Wisconsin ended in 1783, when Britain signed the treaty ending the American Revolution. Because the U.S. government had no effective control over Wisconsin, it remained under unofficial British control. Fur trade continued as the foundation of Wisconsin's economy.

The first wave of American settlers in Wisconsin came in the 1820's as a result of a lead mining boom in northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. The movement of white settlers into the Midwest caused intense conflict when the federal government and settlers attempted to move Native Americans from their lands. Federal policies included uprooting entire tribes and forcing them to resettle west of the Mississippi. When the Sac people tried to return in 1832, the Black Hawk War started ending in the Bad Axe Massacre with less than 1000 Native Americans surviving. Other Wisconsin tribes either left the area, or negotiated reservation lands.

No longer having opposition from the Native Americans, a second wave of settlers came to Wisconsin and in 1836 the Wisconsin Territory was organized. Around the 1840's a third wave of settlers came to Wisconsin, attracted by good farmland. At that time the state became the nation's leading wheat producer. On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state.

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