Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Chaka Fattah Democratic Party
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Pennsylvania U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Pennsylvania has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Chaka Fattah (D), who was first elected in 1994.

Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District is located in the southeast region of Pennsylvania and includes most of the city of Philadelphia.[1]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[2] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[3] Chaka Fattah voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[4]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[5] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Chaka Fattah voted for HR 2775.[6]

Campaign contributions

Chaka Fattah

Chaka Fattah (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$29,868.77$32,400.00$(43,586.96)$18,681.81
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$18,681.81$117,005.88$(82,956.26)$52,731.43
October Quarterly[9]October 13, 2013$52,731.43$41,575.00$(55,168.69)$39,137.74
Year-End[10]January 31, 2014$39,137$35,645$(57,905)$16,877
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$16,877.36$91,051.72$(54,031.79)$53,897.29
Running totals

District history


The 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Chaka Fattah won re-election in the district.[12]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah Incumbent 89.3% 318,176
     Republican Robert Mansfield 9.4% 33,381
     Independent James Foster 1.4% 4,829
Total Votes 356,386
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Fattah won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Rick Hellberg in the general election.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 2 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah Incumbent 89.3% 182,800
     Republican Rick Hellberg 10.7% 21,907
Total Votes 204,707

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