Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Matt Cartwright Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Matt Cartwright Democratic Party
Matt Cartwright.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 17th 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 Matt Cartwright (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District is located in the eastern region of Pennsylvania and includes portions of Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna and Northampton counties.[6]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

District history


The 17th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Matt Cartwright won the election in the district.[9]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Cartwright 60.3% 161,393
     Republican Laureen Cummings 39.7% 106,208
Total Votes 267,601
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Holden won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Dave Argall in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 17 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Dave Argall 44.5% 95,000
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngTim Holden Incumbent 55.5% 118,486
Total Votes 213,486

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