Pennsylvania U.S. House election, 2006

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This article discusses the 2006 elections for Congress from Pennsylvania. It has been updated with results of the primary on May 16th.

Click on the district number to see a district map and the election results from 2002 and 2004.


Contents

District 1

District 2

         Chaka Fattah    (D)  161,832   89%
         Michael Gessner (R)   16,823 	 9%
         David Baker     (G)    3,941 	 2%
  • External links:
    • Chaka Fattah for Congress CenterDaily.com, October 16, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-02

District 3

  • Incumbent: Phil English (R) (hw) (cw) First elected to House in 1995.
  • Steven Porter (D) (cw)
  • Tim Hagberg (Constitution)
  • General election results:
         Phil English *  (R)    104,820  54%
         Steven Porter   (D) 	 82,317  42%
         Timothy Hagberg (CST) 	  8,480   4%

District 4

         Jason Altmire (D)  130,480  52%
         Melissa Hart  (R) 120,822   48%
  • External links:
    • Kaplan, Jonathan E. NRCC nervous about Rep. Hart's race The Hill, October 18, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-04

District 5

  • Incumbent: John Peterson (R) (hw) (cw) First elected to Congress in 1997.
  • Donald L. Hilliard (D) (cw)
  • Berlie Etzel Jr. (L)
  • Ed Walko (I) (cw)
  • General election results:
         John Peterson      (R)  114,603  60%
         Donald L. Hilliard (D)   76,188  40%
  • External links:
    • Sparks fly between Congress hopefuls -- Candidates face off at debate CentreDaily.com, October 18, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-05

District 6

         Jim Gerlach (R)  118,807  51%
         Lois Murphy (D)  115,806  49%

District 7

         Joseph Sestak (D)  147,347  56%
         Curt Weldon (R)  114,056  44%
  • Outlook: Sestak has already raised $420,000 in the first quarter. Dem Paul Scoles withdrew and endorsed Sestak. Toss Up [2].
  • External links:
    • Weldon Probe Highlights Philadelphia Daily News, October 18, 2006.
    • Hunter, Walt. Congressman Weldon Goes On The Defensive CBS3 Philadelphia, October 19, 2006.
    • Kirchgaessner, Stephanie. Powerful Republican denies lobbying link Financial Times, November 1, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-07</td></tr>

District 8

         Patrick Murphy      (D)  125,667  50%
         Michael Fitzpatrick (R)  124,146  50%
  • Outlook: Leans Republican [3].
  • External links:
    • Sargent, Greg. PA-08: DCCC Pumps $1.3 million Into Ads Against Fitzpatrick TPM Cafe, Oct 19, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-08

District 9

  • Incumbent: Bill Shuster (R) (hw) Elected to Congress in 2001.
  • Tony Barr (D) (cw) Barr is running a write-in campaign.
  • General election results:
         Bill Shuster (R)  120,012  60%
         Tony Barr    (D)   78,952  40%

District 10

         Christopher Carney (D)  108,832  53%
         Don Sherwood       (R)   96,463  47%
  • Narrative: The ethically challenged Sherwood fought off a strong primary challenge from Kathy Scott by 56%-44%. Sherwood has paid a significant, but undisclosed amount of cash to his former mistress to settle her claims of abuse. Toss Up [4].
  • External links:
    • Wernowsky, Kris. Sherwood’s wife weighs into debate -- Letter from Carol Sherwood denounces Chris Carney’s campaign ads focusing on her husband’s extramarital affair. TimesLeader.com, October 17, 2006.
    • Bohan, Caren. Bush tries to boost two endangered Republicans Reuters, October 18, 2006.
    • Carney stresses values and need for change -- Sherwood opponent explains his stance on abortion, offers ideas on how to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq. TimesLeader.com, October 19, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-10</td></tr>

District 11

         Paul Kanjorski  (D)   132,481 	72%
         Joseph Leonardi (R)    50,539 	28%

District 12

  • John Murtha (D) (hw) (cw) First elected to Congress in 1975.
  • Diana Irey (R) (cw)
  • Gabriel Ross (Green/Socialist)
  • General election results:
         John Murtha (D)  120,567  61%
         Diana Irey  (R)   78,041  39%

District 13

         Allyson Schwartz (D)  143,539  66%
         Raj Peter Bhakta (R)   73,591  34%
  • External links:
    • Duke1676. Raj - you're fired (PA-13) Daily Kos, October 13, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-13

District 14

  • Incumbent: Mike Doyle (D) (hw) Elected to Congress in 1995. Doyle easily defeated Mike Isaac (D) in the primary.
  • Titus North (G) (cw)
  • Cindy Jaquith (Socialist Workers/Write-In)
  • General election results:
         Mike Doyle  (D)  159,107  90%
         Titus North (G)   17,505  10%

District 15

  • Incumbent: Charles Dent (R) (hw) (cw) Elected to Congress in 2005.
  • Charles Dertinger (D) (cw) Dertinger is mounting a write-in campaign.
  • Greta Brown (G) (cw)
  • General election results:
         Charles Dent      (R)  101,086   53%
         Charles Dertinger (D) 	84,424 	  44%
         Greta Browne      (G) 	 5,785 	   3%

District 16

  • Incumbent: Joe Pitts (R) (hw) (cw) Elected in 1997.
  • Lois Herr (D) (cw)
  • John Murphy (Populist) (cw)
  • General election results:
         Joseph Pitts   (R)  112,300  57%
         Lois Herr      (D)   78,342  40%
         John A. Murphy (I)    7,696   4%

District 17

  • Incumbent: Tim Holden (D) (hw) Elected to Congress in 1993.
  • Matthew A. Wertz (R) withdrew from race.
  • General election results:
         Tim Holden    (D)  136,836  65%
         Matthew Wertz (R)   75,019  35%

District 18

         Tim Murphy (R)  143,942  58%
         Chad Kluko (D)  104,695  42%

District 19

  • Incumbent: Todd Platts (R) (hw) (cw) First elected to Congress in 2001.
  • Phil Avillo (D) (website) (cw)
  • Derf Maitland (G) (cw)
  • General election results:
         Todd Platts   (R)  140,365  64%
         Philip Avillo (D)   73,557  34%
         Derf Maitland (G)    5,542   3%
  • External links:
    • Avillo: Hastert should resign October, 7, 2006.
    • Hilliard, Sean. Platts defends record; opponents call for change -- The congressional candidates discussed transportation and the Iraq war. The York Daily Record, October 13, 2006.
    • Esquire magazine backs Avillo; Platts questions endorsement The York Dispatch, October 18, 2006.
  • Daily Kos => PA-19

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