|Wisconsin's 7th congressional district|
|Area||18,786.53 sq mi (48,656.9 km2)|
Wisconsin's 7th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northwestern and central Wisconsin; it is the largest congressional district in the state geographically, covering 20 counties (in whole or part), for a total of 18,787 sq mi. The district contains the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, St. Croix, Chippewa (partial), Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson (partial), Juneau (partial), Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Monroe (partial) Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn, and Wood (partial).
The district is currently represented by Republican Tom Tiffany.
While in 2008, the district gave 56% of the vote to Barack Obama, it has swung to the Republicans in recent presidential elections with Mitt Romney winning with 51% of the vote in 2012 and Donald Trump winning with 58% of the vote in 2016. As a result, the rural 7th has surpassed the suburban 5th as the most Republican district in Wisconsin.
Agriculture is a major industry and employer in the rural 7th district. This district has been a major producer of milk from cows, grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas. 60% of the farmland in this district is used for crop production, another major economic stimulant.
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Republican||Sean Duffy (Incumbent)||201,720||56.08|
|Write-In||Dale C. Hehner||20||0.01|
|Republican||Sean Duffy (incumbent)||169,891||59.3|
|Republican||Sean Duffy (incumbent)||223,418||61.6|
|Republican||Sean Duffy (incumbent)||194,061||60.1|
|Democratic||Bob Look (write-in)||3||0.0|
2020 special election
|Republican||Tom Tiffany (incumbent)||252,048||60.7|
Election results from recent presidential races
|2000||Gore 48 - 47%|
|2004||Kerry 50 - 49%|
|2008||Obama 56 - 43%|
|2012||Romney 51 - 48%|
|2016||Trump 58 - 37%|
|2020||Trump 59 - 39%|
Historical district boundaries
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