Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Glenn Thompson Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Glenn Thompson Republican Party
Glenn Thompson.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Pennsylvania U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th 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 Glenn Thompson (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District is located in the north central portion of Pennsylvania and includes Erie, Warren, Venango, Clarion, Forest, McKean, Jefferson, Clearfield, Cameron, Potter, Clinton, Huntingdom and Centre counties. The 5th District is the largest congressional district in the state.[6]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Did not run

Campaign finance

Glenn Thompson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$100,576$112,019$(115,471)$97,124
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$97,124$148,115$(94,192)$151,047
Running totals

District history


The 5th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Glenn Thompson won re-election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Thompson 62.9% 177,740
     Democratic Charles Dumas 37.1% 104,725
Total Votes 282,465


On November 2, 2010, Thompson won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Michael Pipe and Vernon L. Etzel in the general election.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 5 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Thompson Incumbent 68.7% 127,427
     Democratic Michael Pipe 28.2% 52,375
     Libertarian Vernon L. Etzel 3.1% 5,710
Total Votes 185,512

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