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Wisconsin 8th District


John Gard

John Gard (R)

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Steve Kagen*

Steve Kagen* (D)*

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Wisconsin Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Competitive House Races: WI-8

Key 2006 State Races:
Governor | WI-8

2004 President:
Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleGard (R)Kagen (D)Spread
SurveyUSA10/4 - 10/5616 LV4354Kagen +11

Previous Election Results

2006: Kagen (D) 51, Gard (R) 49
2004: Green (R) 70, Le Clair (D) 30
2002: Green (R) 73, Becker (D) 24

2004: Bush (R) 55, Kerry (D) 44
2000: Bush (R) 52, Gore (D) 43

Race Summary

In a rematch of the close 2006 open seat race, former Assembly Speaker John Gard (R) is challenging Rep. Steve Kagen in this GOP-leaning district. The wealthy freshman Democrat had an inauspicious start to his congressional career, having committed several gaffes, and the impressive Gard has already taken to the airwaves knocking the Democratic Congress on gas prices.