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Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District

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The 18th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is a congressional district located in the center of the state's western border.

Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District is located along the western Pennsylvania and borders the state of West Virginia. It includes Greene, Washington, Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.[1]

The district previously was concentrated in the southern suburbs of the city of Pittsburgh, and included parts of Washington, Allegheny, and Westmoreland counties.

The current representative of the 8th congressional district is Tim Murphy (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district elections, 2012

The 18th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Tim Murphy won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Larry Maggi 36% 122,146
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy Incumbent 64% 216,727
Total Votes 338,873
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tim Murphy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Connolly (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy incumbent 67.3% 161,888
     Democratic Dan Connolly 32.7% 78,558
Total Votes 240,446

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tim Murphy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve O'Donnell (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy incumbent 64.1% 213,349
     Democratic Steve O'Donnell 35.9% 119,661
Total Votes 333,010

2006

On November 7, 2006, Tim Murphy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Chad Kluko (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy incumbent 57.8% 144,632
     Democratic Chad Kluko 42.2% 105,419
Total Votes 250,051

2004

On November 2, 2004, Tim Murphy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark G. Boles (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy incumbent 62.8% 197,894
     Democratic Mark G. Boles 37.2% 117,420
Total Votes 315,314

2002

On November 5, 2002, Tim Murphy won election to the United States House. He defeated Jack Machek (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy 60.1% 119,885
     Democratic Jack Machek 39.9% 79,451
Total Votes 199,336

2000

On November 7, 2000, Michael Doyle won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Craig C. Stephens in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle incumbent 69.4% 156,131
     Republican Craig C. Stephens 30.6% 68,798
Total Votes 224,929

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 18th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Pennsylvania

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission in Pennsylvania recently approved the GOP-proposed map, though state Democrats are expected to challenge it in court. [9]

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