The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Election House CD 18: Tuesday 13 March 2018
✓ Primary: Tuesday 15 May 2018
General and Special House CDs 2 and 7 Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 6 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary (Non-congressional races).
Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Special Election House CD 18. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 20 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Congressional races.
Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Wednesday 1 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General and Special House CDs 2 and 7 Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 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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Pennsylvania State and Local Government


On 19 February 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Congressional District redistricting. The filing deadline for the Congressional primary is Tuesday 20 March, the primary filing deadline for other offices is Tuesday 6 March, and the primary is Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Count order (with maps): http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-6061/file-6852.pdf?cb=df65be.

Pennsylvania gerrymandering case: State Supreme Court releases new congressional map for 2018 elections from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court on 4-3 Vote Adopts Advisor Nate Persily’s Maps for Pennsylvania Congressional Redistricting; GOP’s Litigation Options Do Not Look Good from the Election Law Blog.


In Pennsylvania Special Elections, there are no partisan primaries. Local party delegates pick their nominees.


2018 Key Election Dates from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State.

Election Information Candidate Database.


13 March 2018 Special Election CD 18 returns from the Pennsylvania Department of State.

15 May 2018 Primary: Returns from the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Results from Politico.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217; 30 Jun 18; Tot $14,691,245; Dsb $6,441,052
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
Congressman CD 11.
28 August 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.

FEC S8PA00320; 30 Jun 18; Tot $4,086,199; Dsb $2,930,595
  Candidate Green     Neal Gale
FEC S8PA00346; 30 Jun 18; Tot $384; Dsb $20
  Candidate Libertarian     Dale Ronald Kerns, Jr.
FEC S8PA00254; 30 Jun 18; Tot $27,190; Dsb $21,327
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Osborne Hart

Class 3 Republican Senator  Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
for Lieutenant Governor: Braddock Mayor John K. Fetterman
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Scott R. Wagner
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
  Candidate Green     Paul Glover
for Lieutenant Governor: Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken V. Krawchuk
for Lieutenant Governor: former Canon-McMillan School Board Member Kathleen "Kathy" Smith
 24 February 2016: Governor Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf Announced that he has prostate cancer which was detected early and is treatable.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately by partisan primary from) the Governor

Seat up for regular election
Lost
Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Michael J. "Mike" Stack
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Braddock Mayor John K. Fetterman
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
9 November 2017: Switched candidacy from Senate Class 1 to Lieutenant Governor. Allied with state Senator Scott Wagner.
  Candidate Green     Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick
Paul Glover's running mate
  Candidate Libertarian     former Canon-McMillan School Board Member Kathleen "Kathy" Smith

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (1 Open, 5 Renominated);
10 Republican (7 Renominated, 3 Open);
2 Vacancies

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Robert A. "Bob" Brady
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 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 31 January 2018: Announced he would not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Henry Scott "Scott" Wallace
FEC H8PA08174; 30 Jun 18; Tot $5,381,019; Dsb $3,679,377
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
Congressman Fitzpatrick, incumbent in the old CD 8, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 1.

FEC H6PA08277; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,338,452; Dsb $832,136
  Candidate Libertarian     Steve Scheetz

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Dwight Evans
First elected in a concurrent Special and General Election: 8 November 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Evans is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 3.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
Congressman Boyle, incumbent in the old CD 13, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2.

FEC H4PA13199; 30 Jun 18; Tot $938,372; Dsb $766,030
  Candidate Republican     David Torres
FEC H8PA02110

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Kelly is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 16.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Dwight Evans
Congressman Evans, incumbent in the old CD 2, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 3.

FEC H6PA02171; 30 Jun 18; Tot $953,333; Dsb $919,455
  Candidate Republican     Bryan E. Leib
FEC H6PA01165; 30 Jun 18; Tot $6,818; Dsb $1,928

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott G. Perry
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Perry is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 10.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Madeleine Dean
aka Madeleine Dean Cunnane

FEC H8PA04116; 30 Jun 18; Tot $743,857; Dsb $642,626
  Candidate Republican     Daniel E. "Dan" David
FEC H8PA15286; 30 Jun 18; Tot $333,635; Dsb $131,286
  Candidate Libertarian     Sandra Salas

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Thompson is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 15.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board Member Mary Gay Scanlon
FEC H8PA07200; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,048,399; Dsb $881,402
  Candidate Republican     Pearl Kim
FEC H8PA05295; 30 Jun 18; Tot $350,321; Dsb $56,744
  Candidate Libertarian     James "Jim" Brose

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Ryan A. Costello
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 24 March 2018: Will not seek re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christina Jampoler "Chrissy" Houlahan
FEC H8PA06087; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,812,010; Dsb $609,762
  Candidate Republican     Gregory Michael "Greg" McCauley, Sr.
FEC H8PA07192; 30 Jun 18; Tot $174,293; Dsb $39,507

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 25 January 2018: "... I will not seek re-election to the United States Congress for the 7th Congressional District in 2018...."
27 April 2018: Resigned.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild
FEC H8PA15229; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,100,515; Dsb $400,038
  Candidate Republican     Lehigh County Commissioner  Martin W. "Marty" Nothstein
FEC H8PA15245; 30 Jun 18; Tot $531,253; Dsb $353,028
  Candidate Libertarian     Tim Silfies
FEC H8PA07275; 30 Jun 18; Tot $40,338; Dsb $6,686
 Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr. (Republican), who was first elected in 2010, resigned on 27 April 2018. On 25 January 2018 he stated "... I will not seek re-election to the United States Congress for the 7th Congressional District in 2018...."
2 May 2018: Governor Tom Wolf (Democratic) calls a Special Election for Tuesday 6 November 2018 to fill this vacant seat. There will be no primary. Party nominees are selected at a party convention by delegates.

Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Special Election
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild
May 2018: Nominated by Convention.

FEC H8PA15229; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,100,515; Dsb $400,038
  Candidate Republican     Lehigh County Commissioner  Martin W. "Marty" Nothstein
31 July 2018: Nominated by Convention.

FEC H8PA15245; 30 Jun 18; Tot $531,253; Dsb $353,028
 2 May 2018: Governor Tom Wolf (Democratic) calls a Special Election for Tuesday 6 November 2018 to fill this vacant seat. There will be no primary. Party nominees are selected at a party convention by delegates.

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Fitzpatrick is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 1.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
Congressman Cartwright, incumbent in the old CD 17, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 8.

FEC H2PA17079; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,747,810; Dsb $465,715
  Candidate Republican     John Robert Chrin
FEC H8PA17050; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,646,115; Dsb $803,673

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Open
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 regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 2 January 2018: Announced retirement
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Agriculture Secretary Dennis "Denny" Wolff
FEC H8PA11095; 30 Jun 18; Tot $453,945; Dsb $264,205
  Candidate Republican     former state Revenue Secretary Daniel P. "Dan" Meuser
FEC H8PA10147; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,411,687; Dsb $1,286,700
  Candidate Libertarian     Justin Cassidy

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Marino is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 12.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     George B. Scott
FEC H8PA04090; 30 Jun 18; Tot $358,230; Dsb $150,612
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott G. Perry
Congressman Perry, incumbent in the old CD 4, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 10.

FEC H2PA04135; 30 Jun 18; Tot $644,268; Dsb $305,434
 

2 September 2017: Media reports state President Donald Trump intends to nominate Congressman Marino as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), aka "Drug Czar".
17 October 2017: Congressman Marino withdraws as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 28 August 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica "Jess" King
FEC H8PA16078; 30 Jun 18; Tot $782,690; Dsb $427,106
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Lloyd K. Smucker
Congressman Smucker, incumbent in the old CD 16, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 11.

FEC H6PA16320; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,247,035; Dsb $979,687

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Keith James Rothfus
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Rothfus is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 17.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Marc Friedenberg
FEC H8PA05204; 30 Jun 18; Tot $82,721; Dsb $73,306
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
Congressman Marino, incumbent in the old CD 10, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 12.

FEC H0PA10078; 30 Jun 18; Tot $527,354; Dsb $654,729
  Candidate Independent     Gerald James Kairnes
FEC H8PA12119; 30 Jun 18; Tot $590; Dsb $415

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Boyle is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Hollidaysburg School Board Member Brent M. Ottaway
FEC H8PA13133; 30 Jun 18; Tot $10,838; Dsb $7,183
  Candidate Republican     John Joyce
FEC H8PA13125; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,113,337; Dsb $1,101,036

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Doyle is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 18.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bibiana Boerio
FEC H8PA14065; 30 Jun 18; Tot $205,143; Dsb $121,273
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Guy L. Reschenthaler
FEC H8PA18199; 30 Jun 18; Tot $436,698; Dsb $380,120

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman Charles Wieder "Charlie" Dent
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 8 September 2017: Congressman Dent will not seek re-election.
17 April 2018: "... After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks." - Representative Dent.
12 May 2018: Resigned.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Susan Boser
FEC H8PA09065; 30 Jun 18; Tot $47,683; Dsb $44,882
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
Congressman Thompson, incumbent in the old CD 5, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 15.

FEC H8PA05071; 30 Jun 18; Tot $999,019; Dsb $877,066

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Lloyd K. Smucker
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Smucker is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 11.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald A. "Ron" DiNicola
FEC H4PA21069; 30 Jun 18; Tot $560,686; Dsb $217,764
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
Congressman Kelly, incumbent in the old CD 3, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 16

FEC H0PA03271; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,778,514; Dsb $820,136
  Candidate Libertarian     former Erie County Councilman Ebert G. "Bill" Beeman

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Cartwright is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 8.
 ** Incumbents running against one another **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Conor James Lamb
Congressman Lamb, incumbent in the old CD 18, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 17.

FEC H8PA18181; 30 Jun 18; Tot $7,412,231; Dsb $5,315,580
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Keith James Rothfus
Congressman Rothfus, incumbent in the old CD 12, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 17.

FEC H0PA04220; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,032,588; Dsb $578,627

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Conor James Lamb
First elected in a Special Election 13 March 2018 [re: resignation of Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy (Republican) on 21 October 2017].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - Congressman Lamb is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 17.
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
Congressman Doyle, incumbent in the old CD 14, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 18.

FEC H4PA18131; 30 Jun 18; Tot $567,039; Dsb $580,961
 

Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy (Republican), who was first elected in 2002, resigned on 21 October 2017.
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.
13 March 2018: former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb is elected.


Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 13 March 2018
Special Election
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 114,102 49.86% former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb
FEC H8PA18181; 30 Jun 18; Tot $7,412,231; Dsb $5,315,580
  Candidate Republican 113,347 49.53% state Representative Rick Saccone
21 March 2018: Conceded.

FEC H8PA18231; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,996,774; Dsb $1,995,670
  Candidate Libertarian 1,381 0.60% Drew Gray Miller
FEC H8PA18264
Total 228,830 100.00%  
 4 October 2017: Amid scandal, Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy (Republican), 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: Congressman Murphy announced his resignation effective 21 October.
21 October 2017: Congressman Murphy 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.
24 October 2017: The Democratic Convention is Sunday 19 November 2017.
27 October 2017: The Republican Convention is Saturday 11 November 2017.
11 November 2017: The Republican Party nominated state Representative Rick Saccone.
19 November 2017: The Democratic Party nominated former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb.
21 March 2018: state Representative Rick Saccone (Republican) concedes.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Treasurer  Joseph M. "Joe" Torsella
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Auditor General  Eugene A. DePasquale
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 23 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 22 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Tea
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  No Party Affiliation
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

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
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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
  City & State Pennsylvania
  Gettysburg Times
  Grassroots PA
  I Love Altoona
  Issues PA - The Pennsylvania Economy League
  Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia
  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 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
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  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
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  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2018 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 going into the 2018 Midterm Elections  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2018 Midterm Election  
  Weighted Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region  
  2018 Congressional Party Breakdown by Region  
  2018 STATE EXECUTIVE/LEGISLATIVE Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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