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Wisconsin 3rd District - Kapanke vs. Kind

Candidates

Dan Kapanke

Dan Kapanke (R)

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Ron Kind

Ron Kind (D)*

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RCP Ranking:
2010 Key Races:
Gov | Sen | WI-7 | WI-8

----------PAST KEY RACES----------


2008:
President | WI-8
2006: Governor | WI-8
2004: President | Senate

Polling Data

PollDateSampleKapanke (R)Kind (D)Spread
Final Results----46.550.3Kind +3.8
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Race Analysis

10/28/10 -- Ron Kind picked up this rural, Democratic-leaning seat from retiring representative Steve Gunderson in the good Democratic year of 1996.  He's generally avoided a strong challenge since then, although he had a bit of an unexpected scare in 1996.  We don't have any recent polling here, but given the tilt of the district and Dan Kapanke's prodigious fundraising, Kind should be in for a fairly close shave on election night.

Previous Election Results

  2008: Kind (D) 63%, Stark (R) 34%   2008: Obama (D) 58%, McCain (R) 41%
  2006: Kind (D) 65%, Nelson (R) 35%   2004: Kerry (D) 51%, Bush (R) 48%
  2004: Kind (D) 56%, Schultz (R) 44%   2000: Gore (D) 49%, Bush (R) 46%