Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District

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The 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is a congressional district located in the southeast region of the state.

Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District is located in the southeast region of Pennsylvania and borders the states of Delaware and New Jersey. It includes portions of Lancaster, Chester, Montgomery and Berks counties[1] On March 30, 2012, the 7th District was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts due to redistricting.[2]

The district previously included some of the Philadelphia suburbs, most of Delaware county, and bordered the state of Delaware.

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Patrick Meehan (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

The 7th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Patrick Meehan won re-election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic George Badey 40.6% 143,509
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Meehan Incumbent 59.4% 209,942
Total Votes 353,451
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Patrick Meehan won election to the United States House. He defeated Bryan Lentz (D) and James D. Schneller (American Congress Party) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Meehan 54.9% 137,825
     Democratic Bryan Lentz 44% 110,314
     American Congress Party James D. Schneller 1.1% 2,708
Total Votes 250,847

2008

On November 4, 2008, Joe Sestak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated W. Craig Williams (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Sestak incumbent 59.6% 209,955
     Republican W. Craig Williams 40.4% 142,362
Total Votes 352,317

2006

On November 7, 2006, Joe Sestak won election to the United States House. He defeated Curt Weldon (R) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Sestak 56.4% 147,898
     Republican Curt Weldon incumbent 43.6% 114,426
     N/A Write-in 0% 110
Total Votes 262,434

2004

On November 2, 2004, Curt Weldon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul Scoles (D) and David Jahn (Libertarian) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Weldon incumbent 58.8% 196,556
     Democratic Paul Scoles 40.3% 134,932
     Libertarian David Jahn 0.9% 3,039
Total Votes 334,527

2002

On November 5, 2002, Curt Weldon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Peter A. Lennon (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Weldon incumbent 66.1% 146,296
     Democratic Peter A. Lennon 33.9% 75,055
Total Votes 221,351

2000

On November 7, 2000, Curt Weldon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Peter A. Lennon (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Weldon incumbent 64.8% 172,569
     Democratic Peter A. Lennon 35.2% 93,687
Total Votes 266,256

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 7th 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. [10] On March 30, 2012 the 7th district was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [2]

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