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Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Tim Murphy Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Murphy Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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The 18th 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 Tim Murphy (R), who was first elected in 2002.

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.[6]


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May 20, 2014, primary results
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District history


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.[8]

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"


On November 2, 2010, Murphy won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Dan Connolly in the general election.[9]

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

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