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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.

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National politics in Pennsylvania


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Pennsylvania



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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bob Casey, Jr.
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2007January 3, 2019November 2018LinkRick Santorum (R)
Pat Toomey
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkArlen Specter (R)


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Allyson Schwartz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJoe Hoeffel (D)
Bill Shuster
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Republican PartyDistrict 9 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkE. G. Bud Shuster (R)
Chaka Fattah
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkLucien Edward Blackwell (D)
Charles W. Dent
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Republican PartyDistrict 15 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPat Toomey (R)
Glenn Thompson
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJohn Peterson (R)
Jim Gerlach
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTim Holden (D)
Joseph R. Pitts
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Republican PartyDistrict 16 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRobert Smith Walker (R)
Keith Rothfus
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkMark Critz (D)
Lou Barletta
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPaul Kanjorski (D)
Matt Cartwright
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTim Holden (D)
Michael F. Doyle
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkWilliam J. Coyne (D)
Michael G. Fitzpatrick
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPatrick Murphy (D)
Mike Kelly
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkKathy Dahlkemper (D)
Patrick Meehan
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJoe Sestak (D)
Robert Brady
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1998January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkThomas M. Foglietta (D)
Scott Perry
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJason Altmire (D)
Tim Murphy
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Republican PartyDistrict 18 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkMichael F. Doyle (D)
Tom Marino
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkChris Carney (D)


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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:   12.7 million
Admitted to U.S.:   1787
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