John Murphy (Pennsylvania)

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John Murphy
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 16
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John Murphy was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1]



See also: Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 16th District. Murphy ran as an Independent. He lost to incumbent Joseph R. Pitts (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[2] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Aryanna Strader 39% 111,185
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts Incumbent 54.8% 156,192
     Independent John Murphy 4.3% 12,250
     Independent James Bednarski 1.8% 5,154
Total Votes 284,781
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Murphy was defeated by Joseph R. Pitts in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy's campaign committee raised a total of $12,186 and spent $14,291.[3]

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