Empower Wisconsin | Nov. 9, 2022
MADISON — There were no real surprises in Wisconsin’s congressional races on election night, with the incumbents scoring easy victories.
What was predicted to be a much more competitive race, wasn’t. U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Janesville) beat his Democrat challenger Ann Roe by 10-plus percentage points. The district was re-configured in Gov. Tony Evers’ gerrymandered plan to give Democrats a better chance at winning.
“I am grateful for the continued support of the voters of Wisconsin’s First District. I will continue working for the people of Wisconsin,” Steil said. “It is harder and harder for families to get by as workers and seniors are clobbered by rising costs. Communities have become less safe. It’s time to get our country back on track.”
Incumbent Republican Reps. Tom Tiffany (R-7th), Scott Fitzgerald (R-5th) and Mike Gallagher (8th) easily won re-election. Gallagher, in fact, won by the largest tally in his district’s history — defeating his opponent by nearly 60 percentage points.
“I am honored and humbled by the trust Northeast Wisconsin has placed in me to serve another term,” the congressman said. “I have always said I will treat each term as a deployment, and over the next two years, I promise to fight for freedom, seek principled solutions to the problems we face, and ensure that Northeast Wisconsin remains the best place in the country to live and raise a family.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-6th CD) ran unopposed.
Democrat Reps. Mark Pocan (2nd CD) and Gwen Moore (4th CD), per ususal demolished their challengers.
The race that remained unsettled was in the 3rd Congressional District, where Republican Derrick Van Orden was leading Democrat Brad Pfaff 52 percent to 48 percent. Vote totals for the western Wisconsin district were slow to come in.