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  •  Represented WI-1 for 3/4 term in the mid-1990s (3+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, MichaelNY, abgin

    Peter Barca narrowly won a special election in the spring of 1993 to replace Democrat Les Aspin, who resigned from Congress to take the Secretary of Defense post. Barca was defeated in the 1994 general election (bad year for Democrats nationally) by Republican Mark Neumann. Both elections were decided by less than 2,000 votes.

    The 1990's WI-1 would be a true swing district today...all of Rock, Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha counties, the eastern half of Green County, two small sections of southern Jefferson County, and a small section of south central Waukesha County were in the 1990's WI-1. By eyeballing this map and drawing the 1990's WI-1 on DRA (I don't think I got the boundaries exactly right, but it's very close), it's a 56% Obama 2008/45% Democratic Average 2010 district (the 2010 Democratic Average for WI on DRA consists of the 2010 WI-Gov and WI-Sen races).

    Progressive activist and lifelong resident of Vermilion County, Illinois IL-15/IL-SD-52/IL-HD-104

    by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:49:34 PM PST

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