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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania

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The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania were held on November 6, 2018, to elect the 18 U.S. Representatives from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts.

United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2018

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All 18 Pennsylvania seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 5 13
Seats before 6 10
Seats won 9 9
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 2,712,665 2,206,260
Percentage 55.03% 44.75%
Swing Increase9.33% Decrease9.16%

The elections coincided with the 2018 gubernatorial election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

In January 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional map, ruling it had been unfairly gerrymandered to favor Republicans. New maps were subsequently adopted in February 2018.[1]

The 2018 general election saw the Democrats gain four seats and the Republicans gain one seat, for a Democratic net gain of three seats, changing the state's representation from 12–6 Republican to a 9–9 tie. In addition, Pennsylvanians in several districts elected female candidates to the U.S. House, thus ending four years of all-male Congressional representation in the state.

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Results summaryEdit

StatewideEdit

Party Candi-
dates
Votes Seats
No. % No. +/– %
Democratic Party 18 2,734,731 54.97% 9  3 50.00%
Republican Party 17 2,228,922 44.81% 9  3 50.00%
Libertarian Party 2 10,950 0.22% 0   0.00%
Total 37 4,974,603 100.00% 18   100.00%

DistrictEdit

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania based on a new district configuration as order by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court:[2]

District Democratic Republican Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 160,745 48.74% 169,053 51.26% - - 329,798 100.00% Republican Hold
District 2 159,600 79.02% 42,382 20.98% - - 201,982 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 3 287,610 93.38% 20,387 6.62% - - 307,997 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 4 211,524 63.52% 121,467 36.48% - - 332,991 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 5 220,705 63.16% 128,737 36.84% - - 349,442 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 6 177,704 58.88% 124,124 41.12% - - 301,828 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 7 140,813 53.49% 114,437 43.47% 8,011 3.04% 263,261 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 8 135,603 54.64% 112,563 45.36% - - 248,166 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 9 100,204 40.25% 148,723 59.75% - - 248,927 100.00% Republican Hold
District 10 141,668 48.68% 149,365 51.32% - - 291,033 100.00% Republican Hold
District 11 113,876 41.02% 163,708 58.98% - - 277,584 100.00% Republican Hold
District 12 82,825 33.96% 161,047 66.04% - - 243,872 100.00% Republican Hold
District 13 74,733 29.51% 178,533 70.49% - - 253,266 100.00% Republican Hold
District 14 110,051 42.09% 151,386 57.91% - - 261,437 100.00% Republican GAIN
District 15 78,327 32.16% 165,245 67.84% - - 243,572 100.00% Republican Hold
District 16 124,109 47.30% 135,348 51.58% 2,939 1.12% 262,396 100.00% Republican Hold
District 17 183,162 56.26% 142,417 43.74% - - 325,579 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 18 231,472 100.00% - - - - 231,472 100.00% Democratic Hold
Total 2,734,731 54.97% 2,228,922 44.81% 10,950 0.22% 4,974,603 100.00%

District 1Edit

The 1st district previously consisted of central and South Philadelphia, the City of Chester, the Philadelphia International Airport and other small sections of Delaware County.[3] Under the new congressional map that will be in place in 2019 (represented per 2018's elections), the first district overlaps with much of the former 8th district, which is represented by Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick took office in 2017, succeeding his brother, former Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. The new 1st district consists of Bucks County and a small portion of Montgomery County.[3]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Scott Wallace 27,652 56.5
Democratic Rachel Reddick 17,288 35.3
Democratic Steven Bacher 4,006 8.2
Total votes 48,946 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Fitzpatrick (incumbent) 31,374 67.0
Republican Dean Malik 15,451 33.0
Total votes 46,825 100.0

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brian
Fitzpatrick (R)
Scott
Wallace (D)
Other Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 26–29, 2018 502 ± 4.7% 47% 46% 7%
TargetPoint (R) October 14–16, 2018 400 45% 49%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 11–14, 2018 570 ± 4.6% 43% 50% 8%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-Fitzpatrick) October 2–4, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 50% 42%
Monmouth University September 27 – October 1, 2018 353 ± 5.2% 50% 46% 1% 3%
Monmouth University May 31 – June 3, 2018 254 LV ± 6.5% 48% 47% 0% 5%
451 RV ± 4.6% 49% 42% 1% 8%
DCCC (D) May 12–14, 2018 540 ± 4.2% 48% 46% 6%

EndorsementsEdit

Steve Scheetz (L)
  • Firearm Owners Against Crime[4]

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Fitzpatrick (incumbent) 169,053 51.3
Democratic Scott Wallace 160,745 48.7
Total votes 329,798 100.0
Republican hold

District 2Edit

The 2nd district consists of the northern half of Philadelphia. It mostly overlaps with the old 1st District. That district's incumbent, Democrat Bob Brady, has served since 1998, but did not run for reelection. The incumbent of the old 2nd district is Dwight Evans, but Evans opted to follow most of his constituents into the 3rd District.[3]

The new map drew the home of fellow Democrat Brendan Boyle, who has represented the neighboring 13th District since 2015, into the 2nd, leading to speculation that he would run for reelection there. Soon after the new map was released, Boyle confirmed that he would indeed run in the 2nd.[6]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Boyle (incumbent) 23,261 64.5
Democratic Michele Lawrence 12,814 35.5
Total votes 36,075 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Torres 7,443 100.0
Total votes 7,443 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Boyle (incumbent) 159,600 79.0
Republican David Torres 42,382 21.0
Total votes 201,982 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3Edit

The 3rd district was previously located in Northwestern Pennsylvania, but now covers downtown and northern Philadelphia, and overlaps with much of the previous 2nd district.[3] The incumbent from the 2nd district is Democrat Dwight Evans, who has held office since 2016. Evans defeated incumbent Democratic Representative Chaka Fattah in the 2016 Democratic primary, and then went on to be elected with 90% in both the general election and a simultaneous special election for the remainder of the term after Fattah resigned.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dwight Evans (incumbent) 72,106 80.8
Democratic Kevin Johnson 17,153 19.2
Total votes 89,259 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bryan E. Leib 3,331 100.0
Total votes 3,331 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dwight Evans (incumbent) 287,610 93.4
Republican Bryan E. Leib 20,387 6.6
Total votes 307,997 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4Edit

The old 4th district was in South Central Pennsylvania, but the new 4th district is centered in Montgomery County. The district overlaps with the former 13th district. The incumbent from this district, Democrat Brendan Boyle, could have sought re-election in either this district or the new 2nd district, which absorbed his home and most of old 13th's share of Philadelphia.[3] Boyle opted to run in the 2nd, making the 4th an open seat.

State Senator Daylin Leach had announced that he would run for Congress in the old 7th District, but was expected to switch races after his home was drawn into the new 4th. However, on February 24, 2018, Leach succumbed to pressures from fellow Democrats, including Governor Tom Wolf, to abandon his congressional campaign in the face of accusations of sexual harassment. However, he will remain in his Pennsylvania Senate seat.[7]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Madeleine Dean 42,625 72.6
Democratic Shira Goodman 9,645 16.4
Democratic Joe Hoeffel 6,431 11.0
Total votes 58,701 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan David 28,889 100.0
Total votes 28,889 100.0

General electionEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Madeleine Dean (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Madeleine Dean 211,524 63.5
Republican Dan David 121,467 36.5
Total votes 332,991 100.0
Democratic hold

District 5Edit

The old 5th district was in North Central Pennsylvania, but the new 5th district consists of Delaware County, portions of southern Philadelphia, and a sliver of Montgomery County. The district overlaps with much of the old 7th district, whose incumbent Republican Congressman Pat Meehan chose not to seek re-election, due to allegations regarding a sexual harassment complaint that was settled with the use of taxpayer funds,[3][9] and subsequently resigned from office in April.

Democratic primaryEdit

PollingEdit

Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Margo
Davidson
Thaddeus
Kirkland
Rich
Lazer
Ashley
Lunkenheimer
Mary Gay
Scanlon
Molly
Sheehan
Greg
Vitali
Theresa
Wright
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D-Vitali) April 23–24, 2018 562 5% 4% 5% 6% 18% 6% 17% 8% 5% 25%

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Gay Scanlon 16,804 28.4
Democratic Ashley Lunkenheimer 9,044 15.3
Democratic Richard Lazer 8,892 15.0
Democratic Molly Sheehan 6,099 10.3
Democratic Greg Vitali 5,558 9.4
Democratic Lindy Li 4,126 7.0
Democratic Theresa Wright 3,046 5.2
Democratic Thaddeus Kirkland 2,327 3.9
Democratic Margo L. Davidson 2,275 3.9
Democratic Larry Arata 913 1.5
Total votes 59,084 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pearl Kim 33,685 100.0
Total votes 33,685 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Gay Scanlon 198,639 65.2
Republican Pearl Kim 106,075 34.8
Total votes 304,714 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 6Edit

The 6th district consists of Chester County and Reading.[3] The incumbent is Republican Ryan Costello, who has represented the district since 2015. He was re-elected to a second term with 57% of the vote in 2016. On March 24, 2018, Costello announced that he will no longer seek re-election due to the growing Democratic voter demographic in the 6th district.[10] Costello formally withdrew his name on March 27.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chrissy Houlahan 34,947 100.0
Total votes 34,947 100.0

EndorsementsEdit

Chrissy Houlahan
Former U.S. Vice Presidents
  • Joe Biden, former U.S. Vice President and former 30th Class 2 U.S. Senator of Delaware (D-DE)[11]
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Local and statewide politicians
Individuals
Labor unions
Organizations

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg McCauley 31,611 100.0
Total votes 31,611 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district, 2018[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chrissy Houlahan 177,704 58.9
Republican Greg McCauley 124,124 41.1
Total votes 301,828 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 7Edit

The 7th district was formerly centered on Delaware County, but the new district consists of much of the Lehigh Valley. The new 7th district overlaps with much of the former 15th district, which was represented by retired Republican Congressman Charlie Dent who resigned early.[3]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Wild 15,001 33.3
Democratic John Morganelli 13,565 30.1
Democratic Greg Edwards 11,510 25.6
Democratic Roger Ruggles 2,443 5.4
Democratic Rick Daugherty 1,718 3.8
Democratic David Clark 766 1.7
Total votes 45,003 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marty Nothstein 16,004 50.5
Republican Dean Browning 15,696 49.5
Total votes 31,700 100.0

General electionEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Marty Nothstein (R)
Local officials
Susan Wild (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
Celebrities

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Marty
Nothstein (R)
Susan
Wild (D)
Other Undecided
Muhlenberg College October 14–18, 2018 411 ± 5.5% 41% 48% 5%[25]
DeSales University September 28 – October 7, 2018 405 ± 4.5% 31% 50% 8% 11%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 21–25, 2018 539 ± 4.7% 42% 50% 8%
Monmouth University September 5–9, 2018 299 LV ± 5.7% 45% 47% 2% 7%
401 RV ± 4.9% 40% 46% 3% 11%
Muhlenberg College April 24–May 3, 2018 408 ± 5.5% 31% 42% 5% 21%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Wild 140,813 53.5
Republican Marty Nothstein 114,437 43.5
Libertarian Tim Silfies 8,011 3.0
Total votes 263,261 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8Edit

The 8th district was previously centered on Bucks County, but now consists of portions of Northeast Pennsylvania, including the city of Scranton. The new district overlaps with much of the former 17th district, which is represented by Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright.[3] Cartwright has held office since 2013.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright (incumbent) 36,040 100.0
Total votes 36,040 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Chrin 15,136 48.4
Republican Joe Peters 10,927 34.9
Republican Robert Kuniegel 5,218 16.7
Total votes 31,281 100.0

General electionEdit

EndorsementsEdit

John Chrin (R)
Federal officials

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Matt
Cartwright (D)
John
Chrin (R)
Other Undecided
Susquehanna Polling & Research October 28–29, 2018 446 ± 4.6% 57% 40% 1%[27] 2%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 16–19, 2018 506 ± 4.7% 52% 40% 8%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright (incumbent) 135,603 54.6
Republican John Chrin 112,563 45.4
Total votes 248,166 100.0
Democratic hold

District 9Edit

The old 9th district was in South Central Pennsylvania, but the new 9th district is in east central Pennsylvania. The new district overlaps with the old 11th district, which is represented by retiring Republican Congressman Lou Barletta.[3]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denny Wolff 11,020 40.7
Democratic Gary Wegman 8,450 31.2
Democratic Susan Quick 7,616 28.1
Total votes 27,086 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Meuser 26,568 53.0
Republican George Halcovage Jr. 12,032 24.0
Republican Scott Uehlinger 11,541 23.0
Total votes 50,141 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Dan
Meuser (R)
Denny
Wolff (D)
Other Undecided
Susquehanna Polling and Research October 23–25, 2018 271 ± 5.9% 57% 36% 1%[28] 6%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Meuser 148,723 59.7
Democratic Denny Wolff 100,204 40.3
Total votes 248,927 100.0
Republican hold

District 10Edit

The 10th district was previously in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but it now overlaps with much of the former 4th district in South Central Pennsylvania. Under the map released in 2018, the 10th district includes Harrisburg and a portion of York County.[3] The incumbent from the 4th district is Republican Scott Perry, who has represented his district since 2013. He was re-elected to a third term with 66% of the vote in 2016. Several Democrats sought to challenge Perry in 2018, with George Scott, a 20-year Army veteran and Lutheran pastor, receiving the party's nomination.[29][30][31]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Scott 13,924 36.3
Democratic Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson 13,376 34.9
Democratic Eric Ding 6,912 18.0
Democratic Alan Howe 4,157 10.8
Total votes 38,369 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Perry (incumbent) 57,407 100.0
Total votes 57,407 100.0

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Scott Perry (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Scott
Perry (R)
George
Scott (D)
Other Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 23–26, 2018 498 ± 4.7% 45% 43% 12%
Susquehanna Polling and Research October 19–21, 2018 366 ± 5.2% 49% 46% 1%[33] 4%
Public Policy Polling (D) September 24–25, 2018 650 44% 43% 12%
Public Policy Polling (D-Scott) June 8–10, 2018 654 ± 4.1% 45% 41% 14%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Perry (incumbent) 149,365 51.3
Democratic George Scott 141,668 48.7
Total votes 291,033 100.0
Republican hold

District 11Edit

The old 11th district was in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the district now overlaps with much of the former 16th district in South Central Pennsylvania. The new district consists of Lancaster County and portions of York County. The incumbent from the former 16th district is Republican Lloyd Smucker, who has held office since 2017.[3]

Meteorologist Drew Anderson planned to run without party affiliation and expected to be listed that way on the November ballot.[34] However, he failed to file papers in time, and was not in the race.[35]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jess King 22,794 100.0
Total votes 22,794 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lloyd Smucker (incumbent) 34,002 58.6
Republican Chet Beiler 24,063 41.4
Total votes 58,065 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Lloyd
Smucker (R)
Jess
King (D)
Other Undecided
Susquehanna Polling and Research October 21–22, 2018 311 ± 5.6% 50% 46% 1%[36] 3%
Public Policy Polling (D-King) September 12–13, 2018 552 ± 4.2% 44% 35% 21%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lloyd Smucker (incumbent) 163,708 59.0
Democratic Jess King 113,876 41.0
Total votes 277,584 100.0
Republican hold

District 12Edit

The old 12th district was in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but the new district is in North Central Pennsylvania. It overlaps with the former 10th district, which is represented by Republican Tom Marino.[3] Marino has held office since 2011.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marc Friedenburg 12,713 50.6
Democratic Judith Herschel 12,407 49.4
Total votes 25,120 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Marino (incumbent) 39,537 67.0
Republican Douglas McLinko 19,435 33.0
Total votes 58,972 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Marino (incumbent) 161,047 66.0
Democratic Marc Friedenburg 82,825 34.0
Total votes 243,872 100.0
Republican hold

District 13Edit

The old 13th district was in Southeastern Pennsylvania, but the new district is in Western Pennsylvania. The new district overlaps with much of the old 9th district, which is represented by retiring Republican Congressman Bill Shuster.[3]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brent Ottaway 21,096 100.0
Total votes 21,096 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Joyce 14,615 21.9
Republican John Eichelberger 13,101 19.6
Republican Stephen Bloom 12,195 18.3
Republican Doug Mastriano 10,485 15.7
Republican Art Halvorson 10,161 15.2
Republican Travis Schooley 3,030 4.5
Republican Bernie Washabaugh 1,908 2.9
Republican Ben Hornberger 1,182 1.8
Total votes 66,677 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
John
Joyce (R)
Brent
Ottaway (D)
Other Undecided
Susquehanna Polling and Research October 25–26, 2018 303 ± 5.6% 57% 36% 2%[37] 5%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Joyce 178,533 70.5
Democratic Brent Ottaway 74,733 29.5
Total votes 253,266 100.0
Republican hold

District 14Edit

The old 14th district consisted of the city of Pittsburgh and parts of surrounding suburbs, but the new district consists of suburbs to the south and west of Pittsburgh. The district overlaps with much of the former 18th district.[3] The winner of the 2018 special election, Democrat Conor Lamb, ran in the more competitive 17th district.[38]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bibiana Boerio 17,755 43.0
Democratic Adam Sedlock 9,944 24.1
Democratic Bob Solomon 7,831 19.0
Democratic Tom Prigg 5,724 13.9
Total votes 41,254 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Guy Reschenthaler 23,245 55.4
Republican Rick Saccone 18,734 44.6
Total votes 41,979 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Guy Reschenthaler 151,386 57.9
Democratic Bibiana Boerio 110,051 42.1
Total votes 261,437 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

District 15Edit

The old 15th district was in Eastern Pennsylvania, but the new district is in Western Pennsylvania. The new district overlaps with much of the former 5th district, which is represented by Republican G.T. Thompson.[3] Thompson has held office since 2009.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Boser 20,135 74.5
Democratic Wade Jodun 6,902 25.5
Total votes 27,037 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G.T. Thompson (incumbent) 44,893 100.0
Total votes 44,893 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G.T. Thompson (incumbent) 165,245 67.8
Democratic Susan Boser 78,327 32.2
Total votes 243,572 100.0
Republican hold

District 16Edit

The former 16th district was in Southeastern Pennsylvania, but the redrawn 16th district will be in Northwestern Pennsylvania, overlapping with the former 3rd district.[3] The incumbent from the 3rd district is Republican Mike Kelly, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected to a fourth term unopposed in 2016. Kelly had considered running for the U.S. Senate, but announced he will run for re-election instead.[39]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron DiNicola 23,362 60.2
Democratic Chris Rieger 9,681 24.9
Democratic Robert Multari 5,764 14.9
Total votes 38,807 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly (incumbent) 39,146 100.0
Total votes 39,146 100.0

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Mike
Kelly (R)
Ron
DiNicola (D)
Other Undecided
Susquehanna Polling & Research October 29–30, 2018 405 ± 4.9% 47% 51% 1%[40] 1%
DCCC (D) October 9–10, 2018 548 ± 4.2% 49% 46% 5%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 5–8, 2018 532 ± 4.8% 50% 42% 8%
Normington, Petts & Assoicates (D-DiNicola) June 5–7, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 50% 44% 6%
Public Policy Polling (D-DiNicola) May 21–22, 2018 623 ± 3.9% 48% 43% 10%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly (incumbent) 135,348 51.6
Democratic Ronald DiNicola 124,109 47.3
Libertarian Ebert "Bill" Beeman 2,939 1.1
Total votes 262,396 100.0
Republican hold

District 17Edit

The former 17th district was in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the new 17th district consists of suburbs west of Pittsburgh. The district overlaps with parts of the former 12th district, which is represented by Republican Keith Rothfus.[3] Rothfus has held office since 2013, and plans to run for reelection in the new 17th.[41]

The new map drew the home of Democrat Conor Lamb, who won a special election for the old 18th District, into the new 17th. The 17th is far less Republican than its predecessor, and voted for Democrats downballot, leading to speculation that Lamb would run for a full term in the 17th regardless of the special election result.[3] On March 14, Democratic officials in Beaver County, which is entirely within the 17th, received a written request from Lamb for their endorsement in the 2018 general election.[42] On March 20, Lamb formally filed to run for a full term in the 17th.[43]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Conor Lamb (incumbent) 52,508 100.0
Total votes 52,508 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Rothfus (incumbent) 38,466 100.0
Total votes 38,466 100.0

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Keith Rothfus (R)
Federal officials

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Keith
Rothfus (R)
Conor
Lamb (D)
Other Undecided
Monmouth University October 5–8, 2018 354 ± 5.2% 42% 54% 0% 4%
Monmouth University July 19–22, 2018 355 LV ± 5.2% 40% 53% 2% 5%
401 RV ± 4.9% 39% 51% 2% 9%

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Conor Lamb (incumbent) 183,162 56.3
Republican Keith Rothfus (incumbent) 142,417 43.7
Total votes 325,579 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 18Edit

The 18th district formerly consisted of the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh, but the new district is now centered on Pittsburgh itself. The district overlaps with the former 14th district, which is represented by Democrat Michael F. Doyle.[3] Doyle has held office since 1995. He ran unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Doyle (incumbent) 51,879 75.9
Democratic Janis Brooks 16,488 24.1
Total votes 68,367 100.0

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Doyle (incumbent) 231,472 100.0
Total votes 231,472 100.0
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mears, Bill (February 19, 2018). "Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new congressional map, which could benefit Dems". Fox News. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 General Election: Unofficial Returns - Statewide". Harrisburg, U.S.A.: Department of State, Pennsylvania. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Cohn, Nate; Bloch, Matthew; Quealy, Kevin (19 February 2018). "The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices". New York Times. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. ^ https://foac-pac.org/voter_guides/2018%20Gen%20Voters%20Guide-Z-5A-Vers-2.pdf
  5. ^ "Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Unofficial Returns". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  6. ^ John Kopp (February 22, 2018). "Brendan Boyle to seek re-election in redrawn Philly congressional district". Philly Voice.
  7. ^ State Senator Daylin Leach ends congressional bid, cites 'attacks' on his family, Philadelphia Inquirer, David Gambacorta, February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Barack Obama [@BarackObama] (August 1, 2018). "Today I'm proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they're running to represent:" (Tweet). Retrieved August 1, 2018 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Tamari, Jonathan (January 25, 2018). "Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection after sexual harassment furor". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "Rep. Ryan Costello will drop bid for re-election in Pennsylvania". CNN. March 24, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Chrissy Houlahan Endorsements
  12. ^ "PA-17, 01, Sen, 08, Gov, 07, 10, 06 & 05: Rep. Conor Lamb (D) Helps Bring The Blue Wave To PA". Daily Kos. May 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "PA-Gov, 17, 08, 05, 10, 01, 06, Sen & 07: Gov. Tom Wolf (D) Brings The Blue Wave To Pennsylvania". Daily Kos.
  14. ^ "PA-Gov, Sen, 01, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 17 & 18: John Fetterman (D) Helps The Blue Wave Hit PA Hard". Daily Kos.
  15. ^ "PA-06: Jason Kander (D. MO) Helps Fellow Veteran Chrissy Houlahan (D) Flip This Seat Blue". Daily Kos.
  16. ^ Kirsch, Ted. "AFTPA endorses Wolf, Casey + other candidates in Nov. 6 election | AFT Pennsylvania". pa.aft.org. AFT PA.
  17. ^ Morgan, Gabe; Catanese, Steve (April 10, 2018). "SEIU PA State Council Announces Endorsed Candidates for 2018 Primary Election". seiupa.org. SEIU PA State Council.
  18. ^ Christina Houlahan's Ratings and Endorsements
  19. ^ Human Rights Campaign Endorses Chrissy Houlahan for Congress
  20. ^ Hogue, Ilyse (March 9, 2018). "NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Chrissy Houlahan for Congress - NARAL Pro-Choice America". NARAL Pro-Choice America.
  21. ^ "2018 General Election: Representative in Congress". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  22. ^ Engelkemier, Paul (November 30, 2017). "Nothstein Endorsed by Lehigh County DA in Bid for PA-15". PoliticsPA.
  23. ^ Barack Obama [@BarackObama] (August 1, 2018). "Today I'm proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they're running to represent:" (Tweet). Retrieved August 1, 2018 – via Twitter.
  24. ^ 64: Office Hours LIVE - 10.12.18
  25. ^ Tim Silfies (L) with 5%
  26. ^ Donald J. Trump. ".@JohnChrin of Pennsylvania is fantastic. He is strong on the Border, Crime, the Military, our Vets and the 2nd Amendment. He is a powerful vote for #MAGA and loves the Great State of Pennsylvania. Please get out and vote for John, he has my Total and very Strong Endorsement!". Twitter.
  27. ^ "Other candidate" with 1%"
  28. ^ "Someone else" with 1%
  29. ^ Mahon, Ed (March 5, 2018). "Who is running for Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District?". York Daily Record. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "May 15 Pennsylvania Primary results: U.S. House". WGAL. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  31. ^ Shelly, Nora (August 1, 2017). "York County pastor launches campaign to unseat Scott Perry". PennLive. PA Media Group. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  32. ^ Donald J. Trump. "Scott Perry of Pennsylvania is fantastic. He is strong on the Border, Crime, the Military, our Vets and the Second Amendment. Scott has my Total Endorsement!". Twitter.
  33. ^ "Someone else" with 1%
  34. ^ Mahon, Ed (March 20, 2018). "Pa. 2018 election: Who is running for the 11th Congressional District?". York Daily Record. Retrieved May 10, 2018. Anderson ... decided to run as unaffiliated with any party
  35. ^ Mahon, Ed (August 2, 2018). "Meteorologist Drew Anderson, who got national attention, now not running for Congress". York Daily Record. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  36. ^ "Someone else" with 1%
  37. ^ "Someone else" with 2%
  38. ^ Tolliver, Sandy (March 11, 2018). "Do the numbers add up for Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania?". The Hill. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  39. ^ Potter, Chris (August 1, 2017). "Rep. Mike Kelly pulls out of crowded Senate race for Casey seat". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  40. ^ "Other candidate" with 1%"
  41. ^ Wes Venticher (March 15, 2018). "Conor Lamb eyes run for Congress in new district". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  42. ^ Emily Goodin; John Verhovek (March 15, 2018). "Conor Lamb, Rick Saccone to run again in November in new and different congressional districts". ABC News.
  43. ^ Eliza Collins (March 20, 2018). "Conor Lamb won Pennsylvania's 18th district. Tuesday he filed in the state's 17th District". USA Today.
  44. ^ Donald J. Trump. "Congressman Keith Rothfus continues to do a great job for the people of Pennsylvania. Keith is strong on Crime, the Border, and our Second Amendment. Loves our Military and our Vets. He has my total Endorsement!". Twitter.

External linksEdit

Official campaign websites of first district candidates
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