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Democrats capture seat in Pennsylvania special elections

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April 25, 2012

By Tyler Millhouse


On Tuesday, Pennsylvania held six special elections for the state House of Representatives. Out of the six races, only one seat changed partisan hands--House District 169 was captured by Edward Neilson (D). Candidates in the special elections were chosen by local party leaders. The special elections coincided with Pennsylvania's regular primary elections, and several candidates took part in both elections.

A breakdown of the special elections:

Partisan impact

Democrats succeeded in flipping one seat, House District 169.

Pennsylvania House Partisan Balance

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 91
     Republican Party 111
     Vacancy 1
Total 203

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