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 (presumably)
General and Special House CD 2 Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018 (presumably)
Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Special Election House CD 18. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 15 May 2018 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 (presumably) - General and Special House CD 2 Election. Polling hours reportedly 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


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


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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
 Candidate list (12)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,587,696; Dsb $2,179,185
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Kelly
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond John "Ray" Uhric
FEC S8PA00312
  Candidate Democratic     Theresa Michelle Wright
FEC S8PA00338; 31 Oct 17; Tot $7,724; Dsb $6,456
  Candidate Republican     Paul David Addis
FEC S8PA00304; 30 Sep 17; Tot $961,905; Dsb $81,166
  Candidate Republican     Cynthia Ellen Ayers
FEC S8PA00296; 30 Sep 17; Tot $25,272; Dsb $20,909
  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 Sep 17; Tot $1,004,036; Dsb $450,530
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  James Joseph "Jim" Christiana, III
FEC S8PA00270; 30 Sep 17; Tot $146,465; Dsb $73,238
  Candidate Republican     Paul Frederick DeLong
FEC S4PA00113
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bobby" Lawrence
FEC S8PA00288; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,009; Dsb $5,372
  Candidate Republican     Joseph John "Joe" Vodvarka
FEC S4PA00196; 30 Sep 17; Tot $25,417; Dsb $25,417
  Candidate Libertarian     Dale Ronald Kerns, Jr.
FEC S8PA00254; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,264; Dsb $7,436

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  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.
24 February 2016: Announced that he has prostate cancer which was detected early and is treatable.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Republican     Laura Ellsworth
    Republican     Kris Hart - apparently not a candidate
Planned to run for Governor but did not meet the state's Gubernatorial residency requirements then decided to run for U.S. Congress Congressional District 13.
  Candidate Republican     Paul Mango
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Mike Turzai
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Scott Wagner
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken V. Krawchuk

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 Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Michael J. "Mike" Stack
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Aryanna Barringer
  Candidate Democratic     Chester County Commissioner  Kathi Cozzone
  Candidate Democratic     Braddock Mayor John 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.

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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Nilofer Nina "Nina" Ahmad
FEC H8PA01237
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Robert A. "Bob" Brady
FEC H8PA01153; 30 Sep 17; Tot $239,108; Dsb $224,401
  Candidate Democratic     Lindy Li

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
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Dwight Evans
FEC H6PA02171; 30 Sep 17; Tot $367,313; Dsb $313,242

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Rieger
FEC H8PA03126
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Skibo
FEC H8PA03118
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 30 Sep 17; Tot $901,970; Dsb $337,315

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott Perry
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson
FEC H8PA04108
  Candidate Democratic     George K. Scott
FEC H8PA04090; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,115; Dsb $6,010
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott Perry
FEC H2PA04135; 30 Sep 17; Tot $237,093; Dsb $108,454

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
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Marc Friedenberg
FEC H8PA05204; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,332; Dsb $959
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
FEC H8PA05071; 30 Sep 17; Tot $515,245; Dsb $425,773

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Ryan A. Costello
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bob Dettore
  Candidate Democratic     Chrissy Houlahan
FEC H8PA06087; 30 Sep 17; Tot $810,650; Dsb $148,988
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ryan A. Costello
FEC H0PA06076; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,232,189; Dsb $292,572

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Daylin B. Leach
FEC H4PA13181; 30 Sep 17; Tot $403,063; Dsb $203,047
  Candidate Democratic     John Andrew "Drew" McGinty
FEC H8PA07093; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,513; Dsb $318
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Moro
FEC H8PA07127; 30 Sep 17; Tot $45,124; Dsb $38,449
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel "Dan" Muroff
FEC H8PA07101; 30 Sep 17; Tot $306,423; Dsb $86,006
    Democratic     Paul-David Perry, II - apparently not a candidate
20 October 2017: "As I depart this race, I leave with grave questions about the sustainability of our democracy ... The barriers to entry for everyday citizens ... are far too high."

FEC H8PA07143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $78,925; Dsb $48,244
  Candidate Democratic     Molly Sheehan
FEC H8PA07119; 30 Sep 17; Tot $194,658; Dsb $13,457
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Michael "Joe" Billie
FEC H8PA07135
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
FEC H0PA07082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,027,097; Dsb $498,768

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rachel Reddick
FEC H8PA08141
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
FEC H6PA08277; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,088,904; Dsb $265,086
  Candidate Republican     former Bucks County Assistant District Attorney Dean Malik
  Candidate Republican     former Yardley Borough Councilmember Valerie L. Mihalek
FEC H8PA08158

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Cordaro
  Candidate Democratic     Adam C. Sedlock, Jr.
FEC H2PA09100
  Candidate Republican     Benjamin Dayton "Ben" Hornberger
FEC H0PA09039
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
FEC H2PA09035; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,155,900; Dsb $463,727

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
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.
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Judith L. "Judy" Herschel
FEC H8PA10170; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,601; Dsb $19,259
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Peter McDade
FEC H8PA10162; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,101; Dsb $1,101
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
FEC H0PA10078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $47,210; Dsb $118,228
  Candidate Republican     Bradford County Commissioner  Doug McLinko
FEC H8PA10188

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 (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Alan "Alan" Howe
FEC H8PA11053; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,377; Dsb $3,627
  Candidate Democratic     former Hazleton Mayor Mike Marsicano
  Candidate Democratic     Gerylyn "Gigi" Sebastian
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Wegman
  Candidate Democratic     former state Agriculture Secretary Dennis "Denny" Wolff
FEC H8PA11095
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Stephen Bloom
FEC H8PA11061; 30 Sep 17; Tot $110,690; Dsb $16,176
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Lewis
FEC H8PA11087
  Candidate Republican     former state Revenue Secretary Daniel P. "Dan" Meuser
FEC H8PA10147; 30 Sep 17; Tot $287,037; Dsb $11,313
  Candidate Republican     Berwick Borough Council Member  Andrew Shecktor
FEC H8PA11079

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Aaron Anthony
FEC H8PA12077; 30 Sep 17; Tot $31,558; Dsb $11,112
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond "Ray" Linsenmayer
FEC H8PA12101
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Lee "Tom" Prigg
FEC H8PA12069; 30 Sep 17; Tot $28,040; Dsb $16,905
  Candidate Democratic     John Stolz
FEC H8PA12093; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,752; Dsb $2,965
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth M. "Beth" Tarasi
FEC H8PA12085; 30 Sep 17; Tot $95,718; Dsb $13,463
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Keith James Rothfus
FEC H0PA04220; 30 Sep 17; Tot $672,943; Dsb $212,158

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
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
FEC H4PA13199; 30 Sep 17; Tot $409,187; Dsb $171,173
  Candidate Republican     Kristopher D. "Kris" Hart
FEC H8PA13109

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
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
FEC H4PA18131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $292,763; Dsb $223,724

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 8 September 2017: Congressman Dent will not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Greg Edwards
FEC H8PA15187; 30 Sep 17; Tot $57,233; Dsb $900
  Candidate Democratic     William "Bill" Leiner, Jr.
FEC H8PA15161; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,378; Dsb $2,412
  Candidate Democratic     Laura Quick
  Candidate Democratic     David William Weidman
FEC H8PA15211; 17 Oct 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild
FEC H8PA15229
    Republican     Congressman  Charles W. "Charlie" Dent - apparently not a candidate
8 September 2017: Congressman Dent will not seek re-election.

FEC H4PA15087; 30 Sep 17; Tot $587,527; Dsb $300,146
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Ryan E. Mackenzie
FEC H8PA15195; 30 Sep 17; Tot $109,669; Dsb $6,685
  Candidate Republican     Lehigh County Commissioner  Marty Nothstein
FEC H8PA15245
  Candidate Republican     Dauphin County Commissioner Michael H. "Mike" Pries
FEC H8PA15252
    Republican     state Representative Justin Jay Simmons - apparently not a candidate
17 November 2017: "It has become clear that running for, and possibly serving in, Congress are not conducive to the commitment I must keep to my family...."

FEC H8PA15179; 30 Sep 17; Tot $45,586; Dsb $1,780
  Candidate Republican     Scott Uehlinger
FEC H8PA15237
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Chip Collica
FEC H8PA15203

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     former Warwick School Superintendent John George - apparently not a candidate
7 December 2017: "... I will not be able to run a successful congressional campaign this election cycle...."

FEC H8PA16060; 30 Sep 17; Tot $13,995; Dsb $7,632
  Candidate Democratic     Christina Marie Hartman
FEC H6PA16296; 30 Sep 17; Tot $206,066; Dsb $107,709
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica "Jess" King
FEC H8PA16078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $104,575; Dsb $49,335
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Klein
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Griffiths Smith, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Bill Neff
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Lloyd K. Smucker
FEC H6PA16320; 30 Sep 17; Tot $549,212; Dsb $347,547

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
FEC H2PA17079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $909,934; Dsb $194,907
  Candidate Republican     John Robert Chrin
FEC H8PA17050; 30 Sep 17; Tot $667,266; Dsb $43,867
  Candidate Republican     Robert Joseph Kuniegel
FEC H8PA17068
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Oakes
FEC H8PA17043

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
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.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rueben Brock
FEC H8PA00023
  Candidate Democratic     Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Domenica Cerilli
FEC H8PA18207
  Candidate Democratic     former Allegheny County Councillor Michael J. Crossey
FEC H8PA18173; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,329; Dsb $15,050
  Candidate Democratic     Pamela M. "Pam" Iovino
FEC H8PA18165; 30 Sep 17; Tot $32,192; Dsb $4,770
  Candidate Democratic     former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb
FEC H8PA18181
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Charles Solomon
FEC H8PA18157; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,945; Dsb $16,648
  Candidate Republican     George A. Karpacs
?

FEC H8PA18223
    Republican     Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy - apparently not a candidate
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.

FEC H2PA18143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $566,096; Dsb $256,208
  Candidate Republican     state Reprentative  Jason A. Ortitay
FEC H8PA18249
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Guy Reschenthaler
?

FEC H8PA18199
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Rick Saccone
9 October 2017: Switched from running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 to the U.S. House CD 18 seat.

FEC H8PA18231
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Kim L. Ward
?

FEC H8PA18215

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 (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb
FEC H8PA18181
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Rick Saccone
FEC H8PA18231
 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.

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): 11 incumbents, 57 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 46 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)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Tea
  Unity
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 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.

"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
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
  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
  The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg
  The Times-Tribune - Scranton
  Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre
  Times News - Lehighton
  York Daily Record

 


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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
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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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