Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District

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The 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania is a congressional district located in the southeast region of the state.

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

The district previously included most of the city of Philadelphia, as well as Montgomery county.

The 2nd congressional district is notable because it overwhelmingly leans Democratic.

The current representative of the 11th congressional district is Chaka Fattah (D).

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

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.[2]

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"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Hellberg (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General 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

2008

On November 4, 2008, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Adam A. Lang (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88.9% 276,870
     Republican Adam A. Lang 11.1% 34,466
Total Votes 311,336

2006

On November 7, 2006, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Gessner (R) and David G. Baker (Green) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88.6% 165,867
     Republican Michael Gessner 9.2% 17,291
     Green David G. Baker 2.2% 4,125
Total Votes 187,283

2004

On November 2, 2004, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stewart Bolno (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88% 253,226
     Republican Stewart Bolno 12% 34,411
Total Votes 287,637

2002

On November 5, 2002, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas G. Dougherty (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 87.8% 150,623
     Republican Thomas G. Dougherty 12.2% 20,988
Total Votes 171,611

2000

On November 7, 2000, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kenneth Crawchuk (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 98% 180,021
     Libertarian Kenneth Crawchuk 2% 3,673
Total Votes 183,694

1998

On November 3, 1998, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anne Marie Mulligan (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 86.5% 102,763
     Republican Anne Marie Mulligan 13.5% 16,001
Total Votes 118,764

1996

On November 5, 1996, Chaka Fattah won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Larry G. Murphy (R) and Write-in challengers in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah incumbent 88% 168,887
     Republican Larry G. Murphy 12% 23,047
Total Votes 191,937

1994

On November 8, 1994, Chaka Fattah won election to the United States House. He defeated Lawrence R. Watson (R) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah 85.9% 120,553
     Republican Lawrence R. Watson 14.1% 19,824
Total Votes 140,377

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd 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. [12]

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