United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014
Pennsylvania
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 18 Pennsylvania seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 13 5
Seats won 13 5
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,833,205 1,467,594
Percentage 55.54% 44.46%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 18 U.S. Representatives from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections, including the Governor of Pennsylvania and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.

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District 1[edit]

The 1st district includes central and South Philadelphia, the City of Chester, the Philadelphia International Airport and other small sections of Delaware County. The incumbent is Democrat Bob Brady, who has represented the district since 1998. He was re-elected with 85% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+28.

Brady was unopposed in the Democratic primary. He faces Republican Megan Rath, a medical-equipment saleswoman, who was also unopposed in her primary election.[1]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Megan Rath 6,995 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Brady 47,565 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Brady (Incumbent) 131,248 82.84
Republican Megan Rath 27,193 17.16
Total votes 158,441 100
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district includes parts of West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia and Northwest Philadelphia in addition to Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County. The incumbent is Democrat Chaka Fattah, who has represented the district since 1995. He was re-elected with 89% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+38.

He was unopposed in the Democratic primary. He faces Republican Armand James, a Philadelphia schoolteacher, who was also unopposed in his primary election.[1]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Armand James 3,117 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chaka Fattah 82,167 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chaka Fattah (Incumbent) 181,141 87.70
Republican Armond James 25,397 12.30
Total votes 206,538 100
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is located in Northwestern Pennsylvania and includes the cities of Erie, Sharon, Hermitage, Butler and Meadville. The incumbent is Republican Mike Kelly, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+8.

He was unopposed in the Republican primary. He faces Democrat Dan LaVallee, who was also unopposed in his primary election.[4][5] Democrats Rob Joswiak and Matt Ryan had previously declared their candidacies, but withdrew before the primary.[6]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly 33,475 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan LaVallee 30,153 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly (Incumbent) 113,859 60.63
Democratic Dan LaVallee 73,931 39.37
Total votes 187,790 100
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in South Central Pennsylvania and includes all of Adams and York counties and parts of Cumberland County. The incumbent is Republican Scott Perry, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 60% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+9.

He was unopposed in the Republican primary. He faces Democrat Linda D. Thompson, former Mayor of Harrisburg, who was also unopposed in her primary election.[7]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Perry 35,020 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda D. Thompson 24,312 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Perry (Incumbent) 147,090 74.54
Democratic Linda D. Thompson 50,250 25.46
Total votes 197,340 100
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district, the state's largest and most sparsely populated, is located in North Central Pennsylvania and includes all of Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Huntingdon, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties and parts of Clearfield, Crawford, Erie, Tioga, Warren and Venango counties. The incumbent is Republican Glenn Thompson, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+8.

Republican primary[edit]

Thompson was unopposed in the Republican primary.

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 37,564 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Jay Paterno, a former assistant football coach at Penn State and the son of former head coach Joe Paterno, had considering running for the Democratic nomination,[8] but he instead announced he would run for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania,[9] though he later withdrew from that race.[10] U.S. Army veteran Thomas Tarantella and family law attorney Kerith Strano Taylor ran for the Democratic nomination.[11][12][13][14]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kerith Strano Taylor 18,172 53.80
Democratic Thomas Tarantella 15,603 46.20
Total votes 33,775 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson (Incumbent) 115,018 63.60
Democratic Kerith Strano Taylor 65,839 36.40
Total votes 180,857 100
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th district includes communities north and west of the City of Philadelphia. The incumbent is Republican Jim Gerlach, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+2. Gerlach is retiring.[15]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated
Declined

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Costello 24,313 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated
Withdrew
  • Mike Parrish, businessman[19]
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Manan Trivedi 27,359 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ryan
Costello (R)
Manan
Trivedi (D)
Undecided
Lake Research Partners^ July 15–17, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 35% 30% 35%
Tarrance Group* May 5–7, 2014 300 ± 5.8% 49% 36% 16%
Lake Research Partners^ January 27–30, 2014 350 ± 5.3% 36% 34% 30%
  • ^ Internal poll for Manan Trivedi campaign
  • * Internal poll for Ryan Costello campaign

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Costello 119,643 56.29
Democratic Manan Trivedi 92,901 43.71
Total votes 212,544 100
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is located in the Philadelphia suburbs, including most of Delaware County along with portions of Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Lancaster counties. The incumbent is Republican Pat Meehan, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+2.

Meehan was unopposed in the Republican primary. He faces Democrat Mary Ellen Balchunis, a political science professor at La Salle University, who was also unopposed in her primary election.[31]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat Meehan 31,020 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Ellen Balchunis 29,444 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat Meehan (Incumbent) 145,869 62.04
Democratic Mary Ellen Balchunis 89,256 37.96
Total votes 235,125 100
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

The 8th district is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and includes Bucks County, along with portions of Montgomery County. The incumbent is Republican Mike Fitzpatrick, who has represented the district since 2011, and previously represented it from 2005 to 2007. He was re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+1.

Republican primary[edit]

Fitzpatrick was unopposed in the Republican primary.

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 22,170 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Research scientist and business owner Shaughnessy Naughton[32] and United States Army Ranger Kevin Strouse[33] ran for the Democratic Party nomination.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Strouse 18,440 51.13
Democratic Shaughnessy Naughton 17,623 48.87
Total votes 36,063 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Fitzpatrick (R)
Kevin
Strouse (D)
Other Undecided
American Viewpoint August 24–26, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 60% 30% 10%

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick (Incumbent) 137,731 61.90
Democratic Kevin Strouse 84,767 38.10
Total votes 222,498 100
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

The 9th district is located in South Central Pennsylvania and includes Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Franklin, Fulton, Bedford, Somerset, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. The incumbent is Republican Bill Shuster, who has represented the district since 2001. He was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+10.

Republican primary[edit]

Shuster, the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, anticipates a primary challenge from Republicans unhappy with his support for earmarks that bring projects to the district.[34][35]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Art Halvorson, businessman and Coast Guard veteran[36]
  • Travis Schooley, businessman and disqualified candidate for the seat in 2012[37]
  • Bill Shuster, incumbent U.S. Representative

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Shuster
Art
Halvorson
Travis
Schooley
Undecided
Harper Polling September 30–October 1, 2013 555 ± 4% 63% 11% 5% 21%
60% 20% 20%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Shuster 24,465 52.76
Republican Art Halvorson 16,021 34.55
Republican Travis Schooley 5,885 12.69
Total votes 46,371 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Mental health professional, author, environmental activist and co-founder of the Earth Rights Institute Alanna Hartzok was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[38]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alanna Hartzok 30,938 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Shuster (Incumbent) 110,094 63.52
Democratic Alanna Hartzok 63,223 36.48
Total votes 173,317 100
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

The 10th district is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and includes Monroe, Pike, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna, Bradford, Tioga, Sullivan, Lycoming, Union, Columbia, Snyder, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry counties. The incumbent is Republican Tom Marino, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+12.

Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko considered challenging Marino in the Republican primary, but decided against it.[39] Marino was unopposed in the Republican primary. He faces Democrat Scott Brion, a businessman and energy industry executive, who was also unopposed in his primary election.[40] Former carpenter Adam Rodriguez had declared his candidacy for the Democratic primary, but withdrew before the filing deadline. Nick Troiano, a James Madison Fellow with the non-profit Millennial Action Project is running as an Independent.[41]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Marino 32,538 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Scott Brion 22,860 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tom
Marino (R)
Scott
Brion (D)
Nick
Troiano (I)
Undecided
JMC Enterprises^ September 18–21, 2014 492 ± 4.4% 38% 26% 16% 20%
48% 34% 18%
38% 33% 29%
  • ^ Internal poll for Nick Troiano campaign

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Marino (Incumbent) 112,851 62.58
Democratic Scott Brion 44,737 24.81
Independent Nicholas Troiano 22,734 12.61
Total votes 157,588 100
Republican hold


District 11[edit]

The 11th district is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and includes Wyoming, Luzerne, Columbia, Carbon, Northumberland, Dauphin, Perry and Cumberland counties. The incumbent is Republican Lou Barletta, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+6.

Barletta was unopposed in the Republican primary. He faces Democrat Andrew Ostrowski, a civil rights attorney and former Susquehanna Township attorney, who was also unopposed in his primary election.[42] Former U.S. Representative Chris Carney, a Democrat who represented the 10th district from 2007 to 2011, and Gene Stilp, a political activist who was the Democratic nominee for the seat in 2012, considered running but decided not to.[43]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lou Barletta 29,772 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrew Ostrowski 28,567 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lou Barletta (Incumbent) 122,464 66.31
Democratic Andrew Ostrowski 62,228 33.69
Total votes 184,692 100
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

The 12th district is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and includes all of Beaver County and parts of Allegheny, Cambria, Lawrence, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. The incumbent is Republican Keith Rothfus, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 52% of the vote in 2012, defeating Democratic incumbent Mark Critz. The district has a PVI of R+9.

Rothfus was unopposed in the Republican primary. Critz declined a rematch to run for Lieutenant Governor.[44] John Hugya, former Chief of Staff to late U.S. Representative John Murtha, and psychologist and businesswoman Erin McClelland sought the Democratic nomination.[45]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Rothfus 23,291 100
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Erin McClelland 32,971 67.96
Democratic John Hugya 15,547 32.04
Total votes 48,518 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Rothfus (Incumbent) 127,993 59.28
Democratic Erin McClelland 87,928 40.72
Total votes 215,921 100
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

The 13th district is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, covering eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. The incumbent is Democrat Allyson Schwartz, who has represented the district since 2005. She was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+13.

Schwartz did not run for re-election. She is instead ran for Governor of Pennsylvania.[46]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Valerie
Arkoosh
Brendan F.
Boyle
Daylin
Leach
Marjorie
Margolies
Undecided
Global Strategy Group* August 13–15, 2013 422 ± 4.8% 2% 15% 7% 43% 31%
  • * Internal poll for Marjorie Margolies campaign

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan F. Boyle 24,775 40.61
Democratic Marjorie Margolies 16,723 27.41
Democratic Daylin Leach 10,130 16.60
Democratic Valerie Arkoosh 9,386 15.38
Total votes 61,014 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • John Fritz, businessman and Northeast Philadelphia Republican Party Committeeman[90]
  • Clay McQueen, security consultant and systems specialist[88]
  • Everett Stern, businessman and whistleblower[91]
Declined
  • Marina Kats, attorney and nominee for the seat in 2008[51]
  • Joshua Quinter, attorney[51]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carson "Dee" Adcock 10,211 65.78
Republican Beverly Plosa-Bowser 5,312 34.22
Total votes 15,523 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan F. Boyle 123,601 67.12
Republican Carson "Dee" Adcock 60,549 32.88
Total votes 184,150 100
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

The 14th district includes the entire city of Pittsburgh and parts of surrounding suburbs. The incumbent is Democrat Michael F. Doyle, who has represented the district since 2003, and previously represented the 18th district from 1995 to 2003. He was re-elected with 77% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+15.

Democratic primary[edit]

In the Democratic primary, Doyle faced Janis C. Brooks, a pastor and the CEO and founder of Citizens to Abolish Domestic Apartheid, who had run against him in 2012.[92]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael F. Doyle 57,039 84.07
Democratic Janis C. Brooks 10,806 15.93
Total votes 67,845 100

Republican primary[edit]

Ken Peoples, the Chairman of the White Oak Republican Committee, had declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination, but was removed from the ballot for collecting insufficient ballot petition signatures. He subsequently ran a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination in the State House's 35th Legislative District. Bob Howard, a former candidate for Allegheny County Controller in 2011, ran a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination.[93] Howard would need 1,000 certified write-in votes to be nominated. At least 1,498 Republican write-in votes were recorded in the district, but certifying them would take several weeks.[94]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael F. Doyle (Incumbent) 148,351 100
Total votes 148,351 100
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

The 15th district is located in Eastern Pennsylvania and includes Lehigh County and parts of Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon and Northampton counties. The incumbent is Republican Charlie Dent, who has represented the district since 2005. He was re-elected with 57% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+2.

Dent was unopposed in the Republican primary and will not face a Democratic opponent in the general election as none filed before the deadline. David A. Clarke had considered running, but decided against it. Rick Daugherty, Chairman of the Lehigh County Democratic Party and the nominee for the seat in 2012, declined a re-match because of "family and professional responsibilities". He is instead considering running in 2016.[95]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Dent 20,700 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Dent (Incumbent) 128,285 100
Total votes 128,285 100
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

The 16th district is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia and includes a large portion of southern Chester County, most of Lancaster County and a sliver of Berks County, including the city of Reading. The incumbent is Republican Joe Pitts, who has represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+4.

Republican primary[edit]

Pitts was unopposed in the Republican primary.

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Pitts 25,611 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Two Democrats ran for their party's nomination: former State Representative Tom Houghton[96] and stem cell researcher Raja Kittappa.[97][98][99]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Houghton 14,386 62.75
Democratic Raja Kittappa 8,541 37.25
Total votes 22,927 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Pitts (Incumbent) 101,722 57.72
Democratic Tom Houghton 74,513 42.28
Total votes 176,235 100
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

The 17th district is located in Eastern Pennsylvania and includes Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. The incumbent is Democrat Matt Cartwright, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected in 2012, defeating incumbent Democrat Tim Holden in the primary with 57% of the vote and winning the general election with 60% of the vote. The district has a PVI of D+4.

Democratic primary[edit]

Cartwright was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright 47,992 100

Republican primary[edit]

For the Republicans, sports car racing team owner Matt Connolly, charter pilot Matthew Dietz and Schuylkill County coroner David Moylan ran.[100]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Moylan 9,227 44.59
Republican Matt Connolly 7,000 33.83
Republican Matthew Dietz 4,465 21.58
Total votes 20,692 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright (Incumbent) 93,680 56.76
Republican David Moylan 71,371 43.94
Total votes 165,051 100
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

The 18th district is located in the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh and includes parts of Allegheny, Washington, Beaver and Westmoreland counties. The incumbent is Republican Timothy F. Murphy, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+10.

Primary results[edit]

Murphy was unopposed in the Republican primary and will not face a Democratic opponent in the general election as none filed before the deadline.[101]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Timothy F. Murphy 19,575 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Timothy F. Murphy (Incumbent) 166,076 100
Total votes 166,076 100
Republican hold


See also[edit]

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