Pennsylvania State House elections, 2006
This article discusses the 2006 elections for Pennsylvania State House. There are 203 seats on the ballot this year, and Democrats need to pick up nine of them to gain control of the State House. (Note that the following District summaries have not been updated to reflect the primary election on May 16th.)
- Incumbent: Shawn Flaherty (D)
- Outlook: Flaherty won a special election in April, after Jeff Habay (R) resigned after a criminal conviction. He is the first Democrat to win this district in 40 years.
- Great News for Dems in Western PA - DailyKos diary.
- Challenger: Olivia Brady (D) (cw) - Norristown city councilor
- Incumbent: Thomas P. Gannon (R)
- Challenger: Bryan Lentz (D)
- Outlook: Lentz is a Fighting Dem who withdrew from the 7th District Congressional race to run locally instead. Gannon is virulently anti-choice and anti-gay, and is a prime mover behing PA's hate amendment.
- Incumbent: Marie Lederer (D) Open Seat
- Outlook: Lederer is retiring, but this seat is safely Democratic.
- Local Blog: PA Assembly 175th District
- Taking the PA House - excellent DailyKos diary.
- Dems Pick up PA Senate Seat, 17 Legislators Tossed - summary of the primary election by ortcutt.
- Help Turn PA Blue - Democrat Ron Stoloff (D) makes a run to unseat Kate Harper (R) in PA's 61st house district.
- New Generation of Democrats: Four young candidates worth a look
- Caltagirone Decision To Back Republicans Throws House Into Chaos - post election defection throws balance of power to Republicans by one vote.