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<p align="justify">''Located in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, the state of Pennsylvania is bordered by Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Lake Erie and Canada. Nicknamed both “the Keystone state” and “the Quaker state,” Pennsylvania was the second state admitted to the Union in 1787. While Harrisburg is the state’s capital, Philadelphia is the state’s most populated city. Currently, there are two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eighteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 50 members of the Pennsylvania State Senate and 203 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As of September 2013, Pennsylvania is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas. ''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''Pennsylvania, nicknamed "The Keystone State" and "The Quaker State," is bordered by [[Maryland]], [[Delaware]], [[Ohio]], [[West Virginia]], [[New York]], [[New Jersey]], Lake Erie and Canada. The eastern state was the second state admitted to the Union. While [[Harrisburg, Pennsylvania|Harrisburg]] is the state’s capital, [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]] is the state’s most populated city. <br><br>Pennsylvania has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Pennsylvania|U.S. Senate]], a total of eighteen members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Pennsylvania|U.S. House of Representatives]], 50 members of the [[Pennsylvania State Senate|State Senate]] and 203 members of the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives|House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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Welcome to Pennsylvania on Ballotpedia!

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Pennsylvania, nicknamed "The Keystone State" and "The Quaker State," is bordered by Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Lake Erie and Canada. The eastern state was the second state admitted to the Union. While Harrisburg is the state’s capital, Philadelphia is the state’s most populated city.

Pennsylvania has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eighteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 50 members of the State Senate and 203 members of the House of Representatives.


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2015 elections in Pennsylvania

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Voting in Pennsylvania

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External resources for the State of Pennsylvania

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National politics in Pennsylvania


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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


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Bob Casey, Jr.
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Pat Toomey
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Allyson Schwartz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 2005January 3, 2015Link
Bill Shuster
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Republican PartyDistrict 9 2001January 3, 2015Link
Chaka Fattah
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 1995January 3, 2015Link
Charles W. Dent
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Republican PartyDistrict 15 2005January 3, 2015Link
Glenn Thompson
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2009January 3, 2015Link
Jim Gerlach
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2003January 3, 2015Link
Joseph R. Pitts
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Republican PartyDistrict 16 1997January 3, 2015Link
Keith Rothfus
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 2013January 3, 2015Link
Lou Barletta
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2011January 3, 2015Link
Matt Cartwright
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 2013January 3, 2015Link
Michael F. Doyle
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 1995January 3, 2015Link
Michael G. Fitzpatrick
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2011January 3, 2015Link
Mike Kelly
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2015Link
Patrick Meehan
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2015Link
Robert Brady
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1998January 3, 2015Link
Scott Perry
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2013January 3, 2015Link
Tim Murphy
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Republican PartyDistrict 18 2003January 3, 2015Link
Tom Marino
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2015Link


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Pennsylvania
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The Keystone State
Capital:   Harrisburg
Motto:   Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Population:   12.7 million
Area of state:   45,310 sq. miles
Admitted to U.S.:   1787
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