Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Patrick Meehan Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Patrick Meehan Republican Party
Patrick Meehan.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th 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 Patrick Meehan (R), who was first elected in 2010.

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[6] 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.[7]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign finance

Patrick Meehan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$1,007,477$207,367$(153,706)$1,061,137
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$1,061,137$402,221$(104,221)$1,359,137
Running totals

District history


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.[12]

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"


On November 2, 2010, Meehan won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Bryan Lentz and James D. Schneller in the general election.[13]

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

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