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.


6 November 2018:
Special Election Candidates for November 6, 2018 7th & 15th Congressional Districts from the County of Berks Election Services.
Certified returns from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State. Select ELECTIONS => 2015-2019 => ELECTION and SPECIAL.

 
           

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.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 2,792,437 55.74% Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217; 26 Nov 18; Tot $17,759,604; Dsb $18,763,042
  Candidate Republican 2,134,848 42.62% Congressman Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
Congressman CD 11.
28 August 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.

FEC S8PA00320; 26 Nov 18; Tot $7,399,620; Dsb $7,634,797
  Candidate Libertarian 50,907 1.02% Dale Ronald Kerns, Jr.
FEC S8PA00254; 17 Oct 18; Tot $208,026; Dsb $195,486
  Candidate Green 31,208 0.62% Neal Gale
FEC S8PA00346; 26 Nov 18; Tot $882; Dsb $48
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Osborne Hart
Total 5,009,400 100.00%  

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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)
  Elected Democratic 2,895,662 57.77% Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
for Lieutenant Governor: Braddock Mayor John K. Fetterman
  Candidate Republican 2,039,899 40.70% former state Senator Scott R. Wagner
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
  Candidate Libertarian 49,229 0.98% Ken V. Krawchuk
for Lieutenant Governor: former Canon-McMillan School Board Member Kathleen "Kathy" Smith
  Candidate Green 27,792 0.55% Paul Glover
for Lieutenant Governor: Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick
Total 5,012,582 100.00%  
 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

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

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 169,053 51.26% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,421,429; Dsb $3,401,723
  Candidate Democratic 160,745 48.74% Henry Scott "Scott" Wallace
FEC H8PA08174; 26 Nov 18; Tot $14,179,084; Dsb $13,465,911
Total 329,798 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Dwight Evans
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Democratic 159,600 79.02% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,172,604; Dsb $942,607
  Candidate Republican 42,382 20.98% David Torres
FEC H8PA02110
Total 201,982 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Democratic 287,610 93.38% Congressman  Dwight Evans
Congressman Evans, incumbent in the old CD 2, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 3.

FEC H6PA02171; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,121,441; Dsb $1,108,829
  Candidate Republican 20,387 6.62% Bryan E. Leib
FEC H6PA01165; 30 Sep 18; Tot $18,077; Dsb $11,021
Total 307,997 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott G. Perry
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 211,524 63.52% state Representative  Madeleine Dean Cunnane
aka Madeleine Dean

FEC H8PA04116; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,391,031; Dsb $1,204,778
  Candidate Republican 121,467 36.48% Daniel E. "Dan" David
FEC H8PA15286; 26 Nov 18; Tot $506,413; Dsb $505,834
Total 332,991 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 198,639 65.19% former Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board Member Mary Gay Scanlon
FEC H8PA07200; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,922,290; Dsb $1,787,371
  Candidate Republican 106,075 34.81% Pearl Kim
FEC H8PA05295; 26 Nov 18; Tot $520,561; Dsb $472,625
Total 304,714 100.00%  

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
  Elected Democratic 177,704 58.88% Christina Jampoler "Chrissy" Houlahan
FEC H8PA06087; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,324,201; Dsb $3,336,651
  Candidate Republican 124,124 41.12% Gregory Michael "Greg" McCauley, Sr.
FEC H8PA07192; 26 Nov 18; Tot $270,375; Dsb $215,003
Total 301,828 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Mary Gay Scanlon
First elected in a special election 6 November 2018 [re: resignation of [Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr. (Republican)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 140,813 53.49% former Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild
FEC H8PA15229; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,275,749; Dsb $3,263,593
  Candidate Republican 114,437 43.47% Lehigh County Commissioner Martin W. "Marty" Nothstein
FEC H8PA15245; 26 Nov 18; Tot $985,674; Dsb $854,937
  Candidate Libertarian 8,011 3.04% Tim Silfies
FEC H8PA07275; 26 Nov 18; Tot $49,574; Dsb $49,574
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Brianna Lee Johnston
FEC H8PA07283
Total 263,261 100.00%  
 

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. The Special Election fills the vacancy from November 2018 to January 2019.
6 November 2018: former Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board Member Mary Gay Scanlon (Democratic) won the special election. In addition, she won the regular 2 year term for CD 5 which begins in January 2019 (redistricting).


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 - To fill this seat from November 2018 to 3 January 2019.
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Democratic 173,268 52.27% former Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board Member Mary Gay Scanlon
FEC H8PA07200; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,922,290; Dsb $1,787,371
  Candidate Republican 152,503 46.01% Pearl Kim
FEC H8PA05295; 26 Nov 18; Tot $520,561; Dsb $472,625
  Candidate Libertarian 3,177 0.96% Sandra Teresa Salas
FEC H8PA07291
  Candidate Green 2,511 0.76% Brianna Lee Johnston
FEC H8PA07283
Total 331,459 100.00%  
 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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Democratic 135,603 54.64% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,416,012; Dsb $2,541,730
  Candidate Republican 112,563 45.36% John Robert Chrin
FEC H8PA17050; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,987,629; Dsb $2,955,614
Total 248,166 100.00%  

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 148,723 59.75% former state Revenue Secretary Daniel P. "Dan" Meuser
FEC H8PA10147; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,217,436; Dsb $2,216,375
  Candidate Democratic 100,204 40.25% former state Agriculture Secretary Dennis "Denny" Wolff
FEC H8PA11095; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,619,536; Dsb $1,589,070
Total 248,927 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Republican 149,365 51.32% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,479,029; Dsb $1,611,585
  Candidate Democratic 141,668 48.68% George B. Scott
FEC H8PA04090; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,209,876; Dsb $2,160,466
Total 291,033 100.00%  
 

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: Ran for but the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 163,708 58.98% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,868,135; Dsb $1,862,094
  Candidate Democratic 113,876 41.02% Jessica "Jess" King
FEC H8PA16078; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,945,994; Dsb $1,829,974
Total 277,584 100.00%  

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 161,047 66.04% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $785,357; Dsb $876,884
  Candidate Democratic 82,825 33.96% Marc Friedenberg
FEC H8PA05204; 26 Nov 18; Tot $156,485; Dsb $88,727
Total 243,872 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Republican 178,533 70.49% John Joyce
FEC H8PA13125; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,504,603; Dsb $1,449,357
  Candidate Democratic 74,733 29.51% former Hollidaysburg School Board Member Brent M. Ottaway
FEC H8PA13133; 26 Nov 18; Tot $34,894; Dsb $30,479
Total 253,266 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Republican 151,386 57.91% state Senator  Guy L. Reschenthaler
FEC H8PA18199; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,079,087; Dsb $1,007,809
  Candidate Democratic 110,051 42.09% Bibiana Boerio
FEC H8PA14065; 26 Nov 18; Tot $690,253; Dsb $661,676
Total 261,437 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Susan Ellis Wild
First elected in a Special Election: 6 November 2018 [re: resignation of Charles Wieder "Charlie" Dent (Republican)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 165,245 67.84% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,368,131; Dsb $1,403,936
  Candidate Democratic 78,327 32.16% Susan Boser
FEC H8PA09065; 26 Nov 18; Tot $143,667; Dsb $145,849
Total 243,572 100.00%  
 

8 September 2017: Charles Wieder "Charlie" Dent (Republican), who was first elected in 2004, announces he 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.
2 May 2018: Governor Tom Wolf (Democratic) calls a Special Election for Tuesday 6 November 2018 to fill this vacant seat.
12 May 2018: Congressman Charles Wieder "Charlie" Dent (Republican) resigned.
6 November 2018: former Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild (Democratic) is elected. In addition, she won the regular 2 year term for CD 7 which begins in January 2019 (redistricting).


Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Special Election - To fill this seat from November 2018 to 3 January 2019.
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 130,353 48.54% former Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild
May 2018: Nominated by Convention.

FEC H8PA15229; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,275,749; Dsb $3,263,593
  Candidate Republican 129,594 48.26% Lehigh County Commissioner Martin W. "Marty" Nothstein
31 July 2018: Nominated by Convention.

FEC H8PA15245; 26 Nov 18; Tot $985,674; Dsb $854,937
  Candidate Libertarian 8,579 3.19% Tim Silfies
FEC H8PA07275; 26 Nov 18; Tot $49,574; Dsb $49,574
Total 268,526 100.00%  
 12 May 2018: Congressman Charles Wieder "Charlie" Dent (Republican) resigned.
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 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Lloyd K. Smucker
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Republican 135,348 51.58% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,583,246; Dsb $3,239,793
  Candidate Democratic 124,109 47.30% Ronald A. "Ron" DiNicola
FEC H4PA21069; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,752,299; Dsb $1,748,293
  Candidate Libertarian 2,939 1.12% former Erie County Councilman Ebert Gordan "Bill" Beeman
FEC H8PA16094; 30 Sep 18; Tot $28,930; Dsb $28,930
Total 262,396 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Democratic 183,162 56.26% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $9,101,100; Dsb $8,763,584
  Candidate Republican 142,417 43.74% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,195,196; Dsb $3,742,265
Total 325,579 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Conor James Lamb
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 231,472 100.00% 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; 26 Nov 18; Tot $897,763; Dsb $828,897
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Kim Mack
Total 231,472 100.00%  
 

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 - To fill this seat from March 2018 to 3 January 2019.
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 114,102 49.86% former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb
FEC H8PA18181; 26 Nov 18; Tot $9,101,100; Dsb $8,763,584
  Candidate Republican 113,347 49.53% state Representative Rick Saccone
21 March 2018: Conceded.

FEC H8PA18231; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,013,476; Dsb $2,006,868
  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): 14 incumbents, 23 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 23 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): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Tea
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 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.

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.


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