Almost all of Wisconsin’s congressional incumbents have retained their jobs.
La Crosse Democratic Rep. Ron Kind is among those returning to congress after an election day that saw Democrats seize control of the House in Washington while falling further behind in their minority in the Senate.
During a party with fellow Democrats on Tuesday night, Kind celebrated the gains and told those gathered that it was a natural part of the system.
“I think a sleeping giant has been awakened in this country and I’ve always believed that we’ve got this great self-correcting mechanism in this democracy. It’s called voting and people showing up and we’re seeing that throughout the state, throughout the country,” Kind said.
Democrat Mark Pocan also won re-election Tuesday in southern Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District and Democrat Gwen Moore won re-election in Milwaukee’s 4th Congressional District.
Republicans Jim Sensenbrenner and Sean Duffy retained their seats in southeastern Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District and northern Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District respectively.
Republican Bryan Steil won the open 1st Congressional District in southeastern Wisconsin while Republican incumbent Glenn Grothman held onto his seat in the 6th Congressional District in east-central Wisconsin.