The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 2010
Special Election House CD 12: Tuesday 18 May 2010
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
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)
Capital:Harrisburg
Tuesday 18 May 2010 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 18 May 2010 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
 

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Pennsylvania State and Local Government


18 May 2010 Special Election for the 12th Congressional District returns from an official source.

18 May 2010 primary and 2 November 2010 General Election returns from an official source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th 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
Seat up for election
Lost
Democratic Senator Arlen Specter
First elected: as a Republican 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004; changed party affiliation to Democratic 30 April 2009.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 2,028,945 51.01% former Congressman Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey
Served in the U.S. House from 3 January 1999 through 3 January 2005. Unsuccessful 2004 candidate for nomination to the United States Senate.

FEC S4PA00121; 31 Dec 10; Tot $17,084,583; Dsb $16,997,788
  Candidate Democratic 1,948,716 48.99% Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr.
FEC S0PA00434; 31 Dec 10; Tot $10,654,454; Dsb $11,165,948
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Osborne Hart
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Douglas M. "Doug" Jamison
17 August 2010: Withdrew to avoid the legal costs associated with a petition challenge. Running as a write-in candidate.
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution)     Donald John
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Melvin Joseph "Mel" Packer
FEC S0PA00483
Total 3,977,661 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 2,172,763 54.49% Attorney General Tom Corbett
for Lieutenant Governor: Bucks County Commissioner James F. "Jim" Cawley.
16 March 2009: Filed paperwork to form an exploratory committee to run for Governor
  Candidate Democratic 1,814,788 45.51% Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato
for Lieutenant Governor: State Representative H. Scott Conklin
  Candidate Write-in     George Donald "Don" DeHaven
for Lieutenant Governor: Hagan Smith
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution)     John Krupa
for Lieutenant Governor: Ed Roberson
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Brian Nevins
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Marakay Rogers
for Lieutenant Governor: Kat Valleley.
17 August 2010: Withdrew to avoid the legal costs associated with a petition challenge. Running as a write-in candidate.
Total 3,987,551 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. "Joe" Scarnati, III
Entered office (was Senate President Pro Tempore): 13 November 2008 upon the passing of Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
12 Democratic (11 Renominated, 1 Open);
7 Republican (7 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Robert A. Brady
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
  Elected Democratic 149,944 100.00% Congressman Robert A. Brady
FEC H8PA01153; 31 Dec 10; Tot $904,743; Dsb $747,598
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Pia Varma
23 March 2010: Petitions successfully challenged. 184 signatures were ruled invalid because those gathering the signatures did not live in CD 1. Now Running as write-in.

FEC H0PA01283; 15 Jul 10; Tot $12,280; Dsb $12,279
Total 149,944 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 182,800 89.30% Congressman Chaka Fattah
FEC H2PA02055; 31 Dec 10; Tot $458,052; Dsb $483,666
  Candidate Republican 21,907 10.70% Rick Hellberg
FEC H0PA02075; 22 Nov 10; Tot $11,807; Dsb $15,099
Total 204,707 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Dahlkemper
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 111,909 55.72% George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,335,426; Dsb $1,306,956
  Candidate Democratic 88,924 44.28% Congressman Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Dahlkemper
FEC H8PA03084; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,028,688; Dsb $2,024,797
Total 200,833 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Jason Altmire
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 120,827 50.81% Congressman Jason Altmire
FEC H6PA04110; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,503,949; Dsb $2,507,507
  Candidate Republican 116,958 49.19% Keith J. Rothfus
FEC H0PA04220; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,292,101; Dsb $1,267,134
Total 237,785 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 127,427 68.69% Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson
FEC H8PA05071; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,070,709; Dsb $974,424
  Candidate Democratic 52,375 28.23% Michael Pipe
FEC H0PA05060; 13 Oct 10; Tot $26,393; Dsb $19,735
  Candidate Libertarian 5,710 3.08% Vernon L. Etzel
FEC H0PA05078; 22 Nov 10; Tot $263; Dsb $263
Total 185,512 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Jim Gerlach
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary

December 2008: Announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010.
5 February 2009: Filed to run for Governor in 2010.
7 January 2010: Withdrew from Gubernatorial Race.
8 January 2010: Announced he will seek re-election.
  Elected Republican 133,770 57.10% Congressman Jim Gerlach
FEC H2PA06114; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,120,896; Dsb $2,063,888
  Candidate Democratic 100,493 42.90% Manan Trivedi
FEC H0PA06084; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,448,020; Dsb $1,424,498
Total 234,263 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Candidate for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2010.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 137,825 54.94% former United States Attorney Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan
FEC H0PA07082; 31 Dec 10; Tot $3,031,821; Dsb $2,986,709
  Candidate Democratic 110,314 43.98% state Representative Bryan Roy Lentz
FEC H6PA07097; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,669,456; Dsb $1,629,778
  Candidate Independent 2,708 1.08% James D. "Jim" Schneller
Party: American Congress Party

FEC H0PA07116; 31 Dec 10; Tot $8,421; Dsb $7,641
Total 250,847 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Patrick J. Murphy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 130,759 53.52% former Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick
FEC H4PA08074; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,090,791; Dsb $2,062,731
  Candidate Democratic 113,547 46.48% Congressman Patrick J. Murphy
FEC H6PA08194; 31 Dec 10; Tot $4,246,043; Dsb $4,287,240
Total 244,306 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected 15 May 2001 to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Bud Shuster.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 141,904 73.06% Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
FEC H2PA09035; 31 Dec 10; Tot $852,096; Dsb $805,200
  Candidate Democratic 52,322 26.94% J. Thomas "Tom" Conners
18 May 2010: Primary write-in candidate.
1 July 2010: Filed with the FEC

FEC H0PA09021
Total 194,226 100.00%  

CD 10
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Christopher Paul "Chris" Carney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 110,599 55.18% former U.S. Attorney Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
FEC H0PA10078; 31 Dec 10; Tot $713,985; Dsb $704,671
  Candidate Democratic 89,846 44.82% Congressman Christopher Paul "Chris" Carney
FEC H6PA10109; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,617,150; Dsb $1,657,582
Total 200,445 100.00%  

CD 11
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 102,179 54.70% Hazleton Mayor Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
FEC H2PA11098; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,290,910; Dsb $1,291,159
  Candidate Democratic 84,618 45.30% Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski
FEC H0PA11050; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,877,470; Dsb $2,083,655
Total 186,797 100.00%  

CD 12
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Mark S. Critz
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected 18 May 2010 in a special election to fill seat vacated by the passing of John Patrick Murtha, Jr.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary (won the Special Election and received his party's nomination for the General Election)
  Elected Democratic 94,056 50.78% Congressman Mark S. Critz
18 May 2010: Won the Special Election and received his party's nomination for the General Election.

FEC H0PA12132; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,477,263; Dsb $2,468,373
  Candidate Republican 91,170 49.22% Timothy Raymond "Tim" Burns
FEC H0PA12090; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,373,248; Dsb $2,362,141
Total 185,226 100.00%  
  

8 February 2010: Congressman John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (Democratic) passed away at the age of 77 due to complications from gall bladder surgery. He was first elected in a special election in 1974.

On 22 February 2010 his widow, Joyce, decided not to seek the nomination for the special election.


CD 12
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Seat up for election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for election: Tuesday 18 May 2010
Special Election
  Elected Democratic 72,218 52.64% Mark S. Critz
FEC H0PA12132; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,477,263; Dsb $2,468,373
  Candidate Republican 61,722 44.99% Timothy Raymond "Tim" Burns
FEC H0PA12090; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,373,248; Dsb $2,362,141
  Candidate Libertarian 3,249 2.37% Demo Agoris
FEC H0PA12165
Total 137,189 100.00%  
  

17 February 2010: Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell (Democratic) called a Tuesday 18 May 2010 Special Election to fill the U.S. House CD 12 seat vacated on 8 February 2010 by death of Congressman John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (Democratic). The Democratic and Republican Parties will nominate their respective candidates. The special election will be held on the same day as the state's regularly scheduled primary and the winner of the election will serve until the new congress is seated in January 2011. Reference: Governor Rendell Sets Special Election to Fill Late U.S. Rep. Murtha’s Seat Special Election to Coincide with May 18 Primary.

The Democratic Party's State Executive Committee picked Mark S. Critz as their nominee on 8 March. Republican Party leaders chose Timothy Raymond "Tim" Burns as their nominee on 11 March.


CD 13
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 118,710 56.34% Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz
FEC H4PA13124; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,906,208; Dsb $3,481,638
  Candidate Republican 91,987 43.66% Carson Dee "Dee" Adcock
FEC H0PA13080; 31 Dec 10; Tot $935,166; Dsb $932,473
Total 210,697 100.00%  

CD 14
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 122,073 68.79% Congressman Mike Doyle
FEC H4PA18131; 31 Dec 10; Tot $726,532; Dsb $953,025
  Candidate Republican 49,997 28.17% Melissa Ann Haluszczak
FEC H0PA14104; 31 Dec 10; Tot $61,135; Dsb $57,169
  Candidate Green 5,400 3.04% Ed Bortz
FEC H0PA14112
Total 177,470 100.00%  

CD 15
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 109,534 53.55% Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
FEC H4PA15087; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,415,567; Dsb $2,553,931
  Candidate Democratic 79,766 39.00% Bethlehem Mayor John Burk Callahan
FEC H0PA15101; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,995,385; Dsb $1,970,807
  Candidate Independent 15,248 7.45% Jake Towne
Party: Towne for Congress

FEC H0PA15093; 31 Dec 10; Tot $59,228; Dsb $58,083
Total 204,548 100.00%  

CD 16
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 134,113 65.39% Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts
FEC H6PA16197; 31 Dec 10; Tot $759,213; Dsb $828,979
  Candidate Democratic 70,994 34.61% Lois K. Herr
FEC H4PA16051; 22 Nov 10; Tot $409,690; Dsb $373,297
Total 205,107 100.00%  

CD 17
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman T. Timothy "Tim" Holden
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 118,486 55.50% Congressman T. Timothy "Tim" Holden
FEC H2PA06080; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,363,846; Dsb $1,864,920
  Candidate Republican 95,000 44.50% state Senator David G. "Dave" Argall
FEC H0PA17065; 22 Nov 10; Tot $374,725; Dsb $374,723
Total 213,486 100.00%  

CD 18
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Tim Murphy
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 161,888 67.33% Congressman Tim Murphy
FEC H2PA18143; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,841,762; Dsb $1,493,256
  Candidate Democratic 78,558 32.67% Daniel C. "Dan" Connolly
FEC H0PA18055; 13 Dec 10; Tot $286,997; Dsb $264,258
Total 240,446 100.00%  

CD 19
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Todd R. Platts
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Republican 165,219 71.91% Congressman Todd R. Platts
FEC H0PA19053; 31 Dec 10; Tot $218,606; Dsb $250,792
  Candidate Democratic 53,549 23.31% Ryan Scott Sanders
FEC H0PA19137; 31 Dec 10; Tot $30,148; Dsb $28,497
  Candidate Independent 10,988 4.78% Joshua A. "Josh" Monighan
Party: Independent Patriots

FEC H0PA19152; 31 Dec 10; Tot $3,662; Dsb $3,650
Total 229,756 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - 16 March 2009: Filed paperwork to form an exploratory committee to run for Governor

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Treasurer Robert "Rob" McCord
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Auditor General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Auditor General Jack Wagner
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2010
 

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): 18 incumbents, 22 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 22 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Socialist Workers Party: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 9 candidates
 
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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