The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 20 May 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 11 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 20 May 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Friday 1 August 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:12,734,905 (4.11% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:20(3.72% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:18(4.14% of 435)
Capital:Harrisburg
 

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U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217

Class 3 Republican Senator Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr.
14 May 2013: Announced his candidacy.
Prior Congressional Service: First elected,: 2006; re-elected: 2008; unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate: 2010

FEC S0PA00434
  Candidate Republican     Senator Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey
FEC S4PA00121

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Tom Corbett
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,920,355 54.93% Tom Wolf
for Lieutenant Governor: Michael J. "Mike" Stack
  Candidate Republican 1,575,511 45.07% Governor Tom Corbett
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor James F. "Jim" Cawley
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Ken Krawchuk
for Lieutenant Governor: Henry Haller.
1 August 2014: Did not submit the requisite number of petition signatures.
5 August 2014: May run as a write-in.
28 August 2014: Running as a write-in.
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Thomas D. "Tom" Lineaweaver
Total 3,495,866 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor James F. "Jim" Cawley
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (4 Renominated, 1 Open);
13 Republican (12 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Robert A. "Bob" Brady
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election(re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Thomas Foglietta): 19 May 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 131,248 82.84% Congressman Robert A. "Bob" Brady
FEC H8PA01153; 24 Nov 14; Tot $720,940; Dsb $729,303
  Candidate Republican 27,193 17.16% Megan Ann Rath
FEC H4PA01103; 24 Nov 14; Tot $49,206; Dsb $42,319
Total 158,441 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 181,141 87.70% Congressman Chaka Fattah
FEC H2PA02055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $473,955; Dsb $496,804
  Candidate Republican 25,397 12.30% Armond James
FEC H4PA02051
Total 206,538 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 113,859 60.63% Congressman George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,643,120; Dsb $1,491,403
  Candidate Democratic 73,931 39.37% Daniel "Dan" LaVallee
FEC H4PA03109; 24 Nov 14; Tot $408,296; Dsb $405,754
Total 187,790 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Scott Perry
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,090 74.54% Congressman Scott Perry
FEC H2PA04135; 24 Nov 14; Tot $629,757; Dsb $454,206
  Candidate Democratic 50,250 25.46% former Harrisburg Mayor Linda Deliah Thompson
FEC H4PA00048; 24 Nov 14; Tot $8,762; Dsb $8,166
Total 197,340 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 115,018 63.60% Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson
FEC H8PA05071; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,312,078; Dsb $1,074,581
  Candidate Democratic 65,839 36.40% Brookville School Board Member Kerith Strano Taylor
FEC H4PA05062; 24 Nov 14; Tot $164,642; Dsb $159,304
Total 180,857 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Jim Gerlach
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 6 January 2014: Not running for re-election. "It is ... time for me to move on to new challenges ...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 119,643 56.29% Chester County Commissioner Ryan A. Costello
FEC H0PA06076; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,789,618; Dsb $1,596,208
  Candidate Democratic 92,901 43.71% Manan M. Trivedi
FEC H0PA06084; 24 Nov 14; Tot $946,690; Dsb $941,663
Total 212,544 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 145,869 62.04% Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
FEC H0PA07082; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,991,175; Dsb $1,278,047
  Candidate Democratic 89,256 37.96% Mary Ellen Balchunis
FEC H4PA07092; 24 Nov 14; Tot $94,183; Dsb $93,926
Total 235,125 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary.
4 November 2014: Re-elected.
6 November 2014: Announced he would retire at the end of his newly elected term-(that is, circa January 2017).
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 137,731 61.90% Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick
FEC H4PA08074; 24 Nov 14; Tot $3,056,243; Dsb $2,003,092
  Candidate Democratic 84,767 38.10% Kevin Strouse
FEC H4PA08108; 31 Dec 14; Tot $1,346,514; Dsb $1,346,514
Total 222,498 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected 15 May 2001 to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Bud Shuster.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 110,094 63.52% Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
FEC H2PA09035; 24 Nov 14; Tot $4,013,626; Dsb $3,855,958
  Candidate Democratic 63,223 36.48% Alanna Kay Hartzok
FEC H2PA09043; 24 Nov 14; Tot $22,625; Dsb $22,127
Total 173,317 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 112,851 62.58% Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
FEC H0PA10078; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,040,983; Dsb $943,117
  Candidate Democratic 44,737 24.81% Scott Floyd Brion
FEC H4PA10054; 24 Nov 14; Tot $188,431; Dsb $194,544
  Candidate Independent 22,734 12.61% Nicholas Robert "Nick" Troiano
Previously affiliated with Unity 08 and Americans Elect

FEC H4PA10062; 24 Nov 14; Tot $168,613; Dsb $164,374
Total 180,322 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 122,464 66.31% Congressman Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
FEC H2PA11098; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,261,158; Dsb $1,069,692
  Candidate Democratic 62,228 33.69% Andrew J. "Andy" Ostrowski
FEC H4PA11052; 04 Dec 14; Tot $12,726; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Betsy Summers
Total 184,692 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Keith J. Rothfus
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 127,993 59.28% Congressman Keith J. Rothfus
FEC H0PA04220; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,318,813; Dsb $1,789,477
  Candidate Democratic 87,928 40.72% Erin Rochele McClelland
FEC H4PA12043; 24 Nov 14; Tot $385,722; Dsb $372,003
Total 215,921 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Ran for, but did not receive, her party's nominator for Governor.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 123,601 67.12% state Representative Brendan F. Boyle
FEC H4PA13199; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,346,682; Dsb $943,146
  Candidate Republican 60,549 32.88% Carson Dee "Dee" Adcock
FEC H0PA13080; 24 Nov 14; Tot $539,191; Dsb $531,048
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Theodore Manko
Total 184,150 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 148,351 100.00% Congressman Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
FEC H4PA18131; 24 Nov 14; Tot $856,718; Dsb $841,280
Total 148,351 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 128,285 100.00% Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
FEC H4PA15087; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,749,424; Dsb $1,024,378
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Thomas E. McCall
Total 128,285 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 101,722 57.72% Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts
FEC H6PA16197; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,285,161; Dsb $1,250,892
  Candidate Democratic 74,513 42.28% former state Representative Thomas "Tom" Houghton
FEC H4PA16085; 24 Nov 14; Tot $153,639; Dsb $147,875
Total 176,235 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Matthew A. "Matt" Cartwright
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 93,680 56.76% Congressman Matthew A. "Matt" Cartwright
FEC H2PA17079; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,285,727; Dsb $836,858
  Candidate Republican 71,371 43.24% Schuylkill County Coroner David John "Dave" Moylan, III
FEC H4PA17125; 15 Oct 14; Tot $77,620; Dsb $77,315
Total 165,051 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 166,076 100.00% Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy
FEC H2PA18143; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,843,278; Dsb $1,129,714
Total 166,076 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Granahan Kane
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Kathleen Granahan Kane

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Treasurer Robert M. "Rob" McCord
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.
11 June 2013: Ran for but lost his party's nomination for Governor in 2014.
At term limit in 2016.

Auditor General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

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): 9 incumbents, 20 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 20 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Tea
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 5 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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Election Authority
  Pennsylvania Department of State
  Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation
  VotesPA.com - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information center
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Pennsylvania General Assembly
  Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  Pennsylvania Senate
Democratic
  Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus
  Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus
  Pennsylvania Senate Republican News
  Republican Party of Pennsylvania
Third Party
  America First Party of Pennsylvania
  Conservative Party USA Pennsylvania
  Green Party of Pennsylvania
  Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania
  Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
  The Constitution Party of Pennsylvania
  The Pennsylvania Tea Party
  The Unity Party of Pennsylvania
Media & others
  Altoona.com - State College
  Centre Daily Times - State College
  DMOZ - Pennsylvania
  Gettysburg Times
  Grassroots PA
  I Love Altoona
  Issues PA - The Pennsylvania Economy League
  Keystonepolitics.com - Harrisburg - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Lehigh Valley - Northeast
  KYW AM - Newsradio - Philadelphia
  LancasterOnline.com
  PennLive.com - Harrisburg
  Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition
  Philadelphia Daily News
  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  Pocono Record - Stroudsburg
  Politics1.com - Pennsylvania
  PoliticsPA.com
  Reading Eagle
  Scranton Times Tribune
  The Beaver County Times
  The Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre
  The Daily Item - Sunbury
  The Daily Local News - West Chester
  The Daily News - McKeesport
  The Daily Pennsylvanian - University of Pennsylvania
  The Herald - Sharon
  The Herald Standard -Uniontown
  The Meadville Tribune - Meadville
  The Mercury - Pottstown
  The Morning Call - Allentown
  The Philadelphia Inquirer
  The REPUBLICAN & Herald- Pottsville
  The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg
  The Times-Tribune - Scranton
  Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre
  Times News - Lehighton
  York Daily Record

 


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