|The Green Papers: 2017 General Election|
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|Pennsylvania 2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit.|
|Partisan Composition: 5 Democratic, 12 Republican, 1 Vacancy|
|Incumbent - 115th Congress|
|Republican||Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 4 October 2017: Amid scandal stated "After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term ...."
5 October 2017: Announced his resignation effective 21 October.
21 October 2017: Resigned.
23 October 2017: Governor Tom Wolf (Democratic) calls a Special Election on Tuesday 13 March 2018 to fill this vacant seat. There will be no primary. Party nominees are selected at a party convention by delegates.
|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.|
| Democratic-Farmer Labor|
|Major Third Parties|
|Other Third Parties|
| American Independent|
| American Solidarity|
| Independent American|
| Independent Party of Oregon|
| Prohibition Party|
| United Utah|
| No Party Affiliation|
| No Party Preference|
| Non Affiliated|
|Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable|
| Not readily classifiable|
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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