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Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District

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Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District
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Current incumbentChaka Fattah Democratic Party
Population726,364
Gender45.7% Male, 54.3% Female
Race31.7% White, 58.6% Black, Asian 4.6
Ethnicity5.54% Hispanic
Unemployment16.0%
Median household income$33,543
High school graduation rate84.7%
College graduation rate31.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District is located in the southeast region of Pennsylvania and includes most of the city of Philadelphia.[1]

The 2nd Congressional District is notable because it overwhelmingly leans Democratic.

The current representative of the 11th Congressional District is Chaka Fattah (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Chaka Fattah won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah Incumbent 89.3% 318,176
     Republican Robert Mansfield 9.4% 33,381
     Independent James Foster 1.4% 4,829
Total Votes 356,386
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Hellberg (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 89.3% 182,800
     Republican Rick Hellberg 10.7% 21,907
Total Votes 204,707

2008

On November 4, 2008, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Adam A. Lang (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88.9% 276,870
     Republican Adam A. Lang 11.1% 34,466
Total Votes 311,336

2006

On November 7, 2006, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Gessner (R) and David G. Baker (Green) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88.6% 165,867
     Republican Michael Gessner 9.2% 17,291
     Green David G. Baker 2.2% 4,125
Total Votes 187,283

2004

On November 2, 2004, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stewart Bolno (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88% 253,226
     Republican Stewart Bolno 12% 34,411
Total Votes 287,637

2002

On November 5, 2002, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas G. Dougherty (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 87.8% 150,623
     Republican Thomas G. Dougherty 12.2% 20,988
Total Votes 171,611

2000

On November 7, 2000, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kenneth Crawchuk (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 98% 180,021
     Libertarian Kenneth Crawchuk 2% 3,673
Total Votes 183,694

1998

On November 3, 1998, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anne Marie Mulligan (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 86.5% 102,763
     Republican Anne Marie Mulligan 13.5% 16,001
Total Votes 118,764

1996

On November 5, 1996, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Larry G. Murphy (R) and Write-in challengers in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88% 168,887
     Republican Larry G. Murphy 12% 23,047
Total Votes 191,937

1994

On November 8, 1994, Chaka Fattah won election to the United States House. He defeated Lawrence R. Watson (R) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah 85.9% 120,553
     Republican Lawrence R. Watson 14.1% 19,824
Total Votes 140,377

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Pennsylvania

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission in Pennsylvania approved the GOP-proposed map. It was signed into law on December 22, 2001.[12][13]

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