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United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Pennsylvania

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 18 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Pennsylvania is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process. Voters are required to register with a political party to vote in the primary election.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014 (at least 30 days prior to election).[4]

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held 13 of the 18 congressional seats from Pennsylvania.

Members of the U.S. House from Pennsylvania -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 5
     Republican Party 13 13
Total 18 18

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 18 congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Robert Brady Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Chaka Fattah Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Mike Kelly Ends.png Republican 3
Scott Perry Ends.png Republican 4
Glenn Thompson Ends.png Republican 5
Jim Gerlach Ends.png Republican 6
Patrick Meehan Ends.png Republican 7
Michael G. Fitzpatrick Ends.png Republican 8
Bill Shuster Ends.png Republican 9
Tom Marino Ends.png Republican 10
Lou Barletta Ends.png Republican 11
Keith Rothfus Ends.png Republican 12
Allyson Schwartz Electiondot.png Democratic 13
Michael F. Doyle Electiondot.png Democratic 14
Charlie Dent Ends.png Republican 15
Joseph R. Pitts Ends.png Republican 16
Matt Cartwright Electiondot.png Democratic 17
Tim Murphy Ends.png Republican 18

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 18 seats up for election in 2014 in Pennsylvania. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the two candidates who received the most votes. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100 percent.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Pennsylvania District 10 Republican Party Tom Marino 37.8% 180,322 Scott Brion
Pennsylvania District 11 Republican Party Lou Barletta 32.6% 184,692 Andy Ostrowski
Pennsylvania District 12 Republican Party Keith Rothfus 18.6% 215,921 Erin McClelland
Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Party Brendan Boyle 34.2% 184,150 Dee Adcock
Pennsylvania District 14 Democratic Party Michael F. Doyle 100% 148,351 Unopposed
Pennsylvania District 15 Republican Party Charlie Dent 100% 128,285 Unopposed
Pennsylvania District 16 Republican Party Joseph Pitts 15.4% 176,235 Tom Houghton
Pennsylvania District 17 Democratic Party Matt Cartwright 13.5% 165,051 David Moylan
Pennsylvania District 18 Republican Party Tim Murphy 100% 166,076 Unopposed
Pennsylvania District 1 Democratic Party Robert Brady 65.7% 158,441 Megan Rath
Pennsylvania District 2 Democratic Party Chaka Fattah 75.4% 206,538 Armond James
Pennsylvania District 3 Republican Party Mike Kelly 21.3% 187,790 Dan LaVallee
Pennsylvania District 4 Republican Party Scott Perry 49.1% 197,340 Linda Deliah Thompson
Pennsylvania District 5 Republican Party Glenn Thompson 27.2% 180,857 Kerith Strano Taylor
Pennsylvania District 6 Republican Party Ryan Costello 12.6% 212,544 Manan Trivedi
Pennsylvania District 7 Republican Party Patrick Meehan 24.1% 235,125 Mary Ellen Balchunis
Pennsylvania District 8 Republican Party Michael G. Fitzpatrick 23.8% 222,498 Kevin Strouse
Pennsylvania District 9 Republican Party Bill Shuster 27% 173,317 Alanna Hartzok

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race


4th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Did not run


6th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary


7th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

11th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run


12th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew

Declined to run

13th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew

14th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

15th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

16th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

17th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

18th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

See also

External links

References

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