United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2000

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The 2000 United States House elections in Pennsylvania was an election for Pennsylvania's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 7, 2000.[1]

General election[edit]

1st Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Brady 149,621 88.3%
Republican Steven N. Kush 19,920 11.7%

2nd Congressional District[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chaka Fattah 180,021 98.0%
Libertarian Kenneth V. Krawchuk 3,673 2.0%

3rd Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert A. Borski 130,528 68.7%
Republican Charles F. Dougherty 59,343 31.3%

4th Congressional district[edit]

Prior to the 2000 election, Democratic Congressman Ron Klink vacated Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district to challenge Republican Rick Santorum for the United States Senate. Pennsylvania State Senator Melissa Hart won the Republican nomination unopposed. State Representative Terry Van Horne won an 8-way primary election to win the Democratic nomination. Van Horne's victory was He defeated the state and national party's preferred candidate, Matthew Mangino, the Lawrence County, Pennsylvania district attorney.[2] Shortly after Van Horne's victory, the National Republican Congressional Committee began re-circulating 1994 newspaper accounts alleging that he had been overheard using a racial slur in the halls of the Pennsylvania State Capitol to describe fellow State Representative Dwight E. Evans, who was opposing reduction in welfare.[3][4]

The race was expected to be a close one, with accusations of illegal phone calls, stolen signs, and misleading mailers sent to constituents.[5] Surrogates for both candidates, funded with soft money, aired television advertisements throughout the Western Pennsylvania district.[6] National dignitaries, including Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island visited the area to advocate for their party's candidates.[5] In the end, Hart won the district with 59% of the vote.

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Melissa Hart 145,390 59.0%
Democratic Terry E. Van Horne 100,995 41.0%

5th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 147,570 82.7%
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 17,020 9.5%
Green William M. Belitskus 13,857 7.8%

6th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Holden 140,084 66.3%
Republican Thomas G. Kopel 71,227 33.7%

7th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Weldon 172,569 64.8%
Democratic Peter A. Lennon 93,687 35.2%

8th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Greenwood 154,090 59.2%
Democratic Ronald L. Strouse 100,617 38.7%
Reform Phillip C. Holmen 5,394 2.1%

9th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bud Shuster 184,401 100.0%

10th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Sherwood 124,830 52.6%
Democratic Pat Casey 112,580 47.4%

11th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul E. Kanjorski 131,948 66.4%
Republican Stephen A. Urban 66,699 33.6%

12th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John P. Murtha 145,538 70.8%
Republican Bill Choby 56,575 27.5%
Reform James N. O'Neil 3,324 1.6%

13th Congressional district[edit]

[General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph M. Hoeffel 146,026 52.8%
Republican Stewart J. Greenleaf 126,501 45.7%
Libertarian Ken Cavanaugh 4,224 1.5%

14th Congressional district[edit]

[General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William J. Coyne 147,533 100.0%

15th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat Toomey 118,307 53.3%
Democratic Ed O'Brien 103,864 46.8%

16th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph R. Pitts 162,403 66.9%
Democratic Bob Yorczyk 80,177 33.1%

17th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George W. Gekas 166,236 71.5%
Democratic Leslye Hess Herrmann 66,190 28.5%

18th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael F. Doyle 156,131 69.4%
Republican Craig C. Stevens 68,798 30.6%

19th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Platts 168,722 72.6%
Democratic Jeff Sanders 61,538 26.5%
Constitution Michael L. Paoletta 2,234 1.0%

20th Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Mascara 145,131 64.4%
Republican Ronald J. Davis 80,312 35.6%

21st Congressional district[edit]

General Election 2000: Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil English 135,164 60.8%
Democratic Marc A. Flitter 87,018 39.2%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative in Congress, 2000 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. 
  2. ^ Ayred, Jr., B. Drummond (2000-04-06). "Primaries in Pennsylvania Put Focus on Congressional Races". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Bair, Jeffrey (2000-04-06). "GOP makes issue out of 1994 racial slur". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co.). 
  4. ^ Norman, Tony (2000-04-11). "A race to play the race card". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co.). 
  5. ^ a b Roddy, Dennis (2000-11-05). "Election 2000: It's more fun when every vote counts". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co.). 
  6. ^ Roddy, Dennis (2000-09-20). "Hart, Van Horne debate 'soft money'". Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PG Publishing Co.). 

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