The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2007 Off Year Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2007. Find 2008 elections here.
 
Flag images courtesy of The World Flag Database. Copyright http://www.flags.net/ Pennsylvania
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Electoral Votes:21(3.90% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:19(4.37% of 435)
2000 Census:12,300,670 (4.36% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):9,155,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):7,781,997
Capital:Harrisburg
 

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Pennsylvania State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator Arlen Specter
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
16 February 2005: Diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
11 Democratic (11 Undetermined);
8 Republican (8 Undetermined)

CD 1
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Democratic Congressman Robert A. Brady
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
2007 Candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia

CD 2
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Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
2007 Philadelphia mayoral candidate

CD 3
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Republican Congressman Philip S. "Phil" English
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 4
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Democratic Congressman Jason Altmire
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 5
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Republican Congressman John E. Peterson
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 6
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Republican Congressman Jim Gerlach
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 7
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Democratic Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 8
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Democratic Congressman Patrick J. Murphy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 9
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Republican Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
First elected 15 May 2001 to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Bud Shuster.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 10
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Democratic Congressman Christopher P. "Chris" Carney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 11
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Democratic Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 12
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Democratic Congressman John P. Murtha
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 13
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Democratic Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 14
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Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 15
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Republican Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 16
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Republican Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 17
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Democratic Congressman T. Timothy "Tim" Holden
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 18
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Republican Congressman Tim Murphy
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 19
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Republican Congressman Todd R. Platts
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic State Treasurer Robin L. Wiessmann
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Retiring in 2008
 

On 30 April 2007 the Pennsylvania Senate confirmed, by a vote of 49-0, Robin Wiessmann as State Treasurer to fill the remainder of the term of former Treasurer Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr., who was first elected in 2004 to a 4 year term as Treasurer, ran for and won the Pennsylvania Class 1 Senate Seat in 2006. Following the resignation of Mr. Casey, Executive Deputy State Treasurer Tony Wagner became Acting Treasurer.


Auditor General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Auditor General Jack Wagner
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 16 incumbents
  Republican: 10 incumbents
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


  2007 Off Year Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
2007 Election Dates:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
Poll Closing Times:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
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  Governors     Senate     House  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2007 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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