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Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bill Shuster Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Shuster Republican Party
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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 9th 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 Bill Shuster (R), who was first elected in 2001.

Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District is located in the south central portion Pennsylvania and includes Indiana, Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Franklin, Fulton, Bedford, Somerset, Fayette, Green and Washington counties.[6]


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May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Race background

Politico published a list in August 2013 of the five primaries to watch in 2014. Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district was included on the list.[10]

Bill Shuster’s (R) primary will pit an incumbent against the anti-establishment wing of the party.[10] It’s not the first time Shuster has faced a serious primary. In 2004, he held off Republican challenger Michael DelGrosso, 51 percent to 49 percent.[10]

He must beat challenger Art Halvorson, who has won early endorsements from RedState founder Erick Erickson and the Madison Project, a conservative group that recently ran a 60-second radio ad hammering Shuster for his votes to raise the debt ceiling.[10]

Halvorson, a wealthy commercial real estate developer who has already put $100,000 towards his campaign, has hammered Shuster for his record on spending issues. Travis Schooley, an Army veteran, is also running.[10]


Republican primary candidates
Poll Bill Schuster Art HalvorsonTravis SchooleyUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
September 30, 2013 - October 1, 2013
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District history


The 9th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bill Shuster won re-election in the district.[11]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Karen Ramsburg 38.3% 105,128
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Shuster Incumbent 61.7% 169,177
Total Votes 274,305
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Shuster won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Tom Conners in the general election.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 9 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Shuster Incumbent 73.1% 141,904
     Democratic Tom Conners 26.9% 52,322
Total Votes 194,226

See also

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