Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Lou Barletta Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Lou Barletta Republican Party
Lou Barletta.jpeg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th congressional district of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Lou Barletta (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District is located in the northeast region of Pennsylvania and includes the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. It also includes Wyoming, Luzerne, Columbia, Carbon, Northumberland, Dauphin Perry and Cumberland counties.[6]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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In early 2013, PoliticsPA and The Hill previewed three Pennsylvania races which showed promise for a competitive primary or potential partisan switch. Of the eighteen total House seats up for election in 2014, Republicans held thirteen.

In the 11th District race, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was looking at Chris Carney as a potential challenger to incumbent Lou Barletta; however, Carney declined to enter the race. Barletta instead faced Democrat Andy Ostrowski in the general election.[10]

District history


The 11th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Lou Barletta won re-election in the district.[11]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gene Stilp 41.5% 118,231
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLou Barletta Incumbent 58.5% 166,967
Total Votes 285,198
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Barletta won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Paul E. Kanjorski in the general election.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 11 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLou Barletta 54.7% 102,179
     Democrat Paul E. Kanjorski 45.3% 84,618
Total Votes 186,797

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