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2010 Pennsylvania Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Primary Filing Deadline: 3/9/10, Primary: 5/18/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 8/2/10, Withdrawal Deadline: 8/9/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: May 19, 2010
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Governor, 60.4% in '06, Edward G. "Ed" Rendell (D) barred from seeking 3rd term, next electon in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Hotline's Competitive Governor Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
Co. Exec. Dan Onorato (D) 45.1%,
Auditor Jack Wagner (D) 24.2%, St. Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D) 18.1%, '04 Senate nominee / ex-U.S. Rep. / Co. Comm'r. Joseph M. "Joe" Hoeffel (D) 12.7%,
Att. Gen. Tom Corbett (R) 68.7%,
St. Rep. Samuel E. Rohrer (R) 31.3%,
truck driver Richard Gordon (I), army sergeant Robert Allen Mansfield (I),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 60.4% in '06, Catherine Baker Knoll (D) died during 2nd term, St. Sen. President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R) is Acting Lt. Gov., next electon in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
'01 congressional nominee / ex-Co. Comm'r. / St. Rep. H. Scott Conklin (D) 35.3%,
ex-Philadelphia Controller Jonathan A. Saidel (D) 34.9%, ex-judge Doris A. Smith-Ribner (D) 29.8%,
Co. Comm'r. James F. "Jim" Cawley (R) 26.2%,
'08 Auditor nominee Chet Beiler (R) 20.5%, St. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) 12.8%, businessman Steve Johnson (R) 10.5%, ex-St. Rep. John Kennedy (R) 9.2%, '04 Treas. nominee / businesswoman Jean Craige Pepper (R) 8.4%, Co. Comm'r. Stephen A. "Anthoy" Urban (R) 4.5%, PACleanSweep founder Russ Diamond (R) 4.5%, Billy McCue (R) 3.5%,
Senator, 52.9% in '04, 5th term, Arlen Specter (D) defeated in Primary, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Seats to Switch Party, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Hotline's Competitive Senate Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up, Ken Rubin: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up,
U.S. Rep. Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak (D) 53.9%,
Arlen Specter (D) 46.1%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Patrick J. "Pat" Toomey (R) 81.4%,
'94 / '98 Constitution Party Gov. nominee K. Margaret "Peg" Luksik (R) 18.6%,
physician ass't. Mel Packer (G),
1st Congressional District, 90.8% in '08, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Robert A. "Bob" Brady (D), Pia Varma (R) removed from ballot,
2nd Congressional District, 88.9% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Chaka Fattah (D), financial services company pres. Rick Hellberg (R),
3rd Congressional District, 51.2% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic,
Kathy Dahlkemper (D) 73.2%,
Mel M. Marin (D) 26.8%,
businessman Paul L. Huber (R) 28.1%,
ex-Butler City Council member Mike Kelly (R) 26.4%, sales rep. Clayton W. Grabb (R) 13.6%, insurance agent Steven M. Fisher (R) 11.8%, transportation employee Ed Franz (R) 10.6%, Dr. Martha Moore (R) 9.4%,
ex-GOPer / Co. Council member Ebert Beeman (L),
4th Congressional District, 55.9% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, DCCC Frontline member, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
Jason Altmire (D), attorney Keith Rothfus (R) 66.4%,
ex-U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan (R) 33.6%,
5th Congressional District, 56.7% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
Michael Pipe (D), Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson (R),
6th Congressional District, 52.1% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
Dr. Manan Trivedi (D) 50.8%,
ex-newspaper editor Doug Pike (D) 49.2%,
Jim Gerlach (R) 79.8%,
party activist Patrick Sellers (R) 20.2%,
7th Congressional District, 59.6% in '08, 2nd term, Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak (D) running for U.S. Senate, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
St. Rep. Bryan R. Lentz (D), ex-U.S. Att. Patrick L. Meehan (R), businessman Jim Schneller (I),
8th Congressional District, 56.8% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Democrat, NRCC Target,
Patrick J. Murphy (D), ex-U.S. Rep. Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick (R) 76.8%,
party activist Gloria E. Carlineo (R) 14.9%, business exec. Ira Hoffman (R) 5.5%, businessman James Jones (R) 2.9%,
Jay Russell(C),
9th Congressional District, 63.9% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
tv station manager Tom Connors (D/WI), William "Bill" Shuster (R),
10th Congressional District, 56.3% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, DCCC Frontline member, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, NRCC Target,
Christopher P. "Chris" Carney (D), ex-U.S. Attorney Thomas "Tom" Marino (R) 41.0%,
chiropractor David J. Madeira (R) 31.1%, Co. Comm'r. Malcolm L. Derk, III (R) 28.0%,
11th Congressional District, 51.6% in '08, 13th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up, NRCC Target,
Paul E. Kanjorski (D) 49.4%,
Lackawanna Co. Comm'r. Corey D. O'Brien (D) 33.9%, Brian Kelly (D) 16.8%,
'02 & '08 nominee / Mayor Louis J. "Lou" Barletta (R),
12th Congressional District, 57.9% in '08, 19th term, John P. "Jack" Murtha (D) died 2/8/10, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Leans Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
ex-congressional aide Mark S. Critz (D) 71.5%,
former naval officer Ryan Bucchianeri (D) 20.6%, attorney Ronald "Ron" Mackell, Jr. (D) 7.9%,
businessman Tim Burns (R) 57.0%,
'08 nominee / army vet. William T. "Bill" Russell (R) 43.0%,
DJ Terry Ronzio (Unity),
physician Bruce Teich (I),
13th Congressional District, 62.8% in '08, 3rd term, U.S. Senate, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Allyson Y. Schwartz (D), businessman Carson Dee Adcock (R) 48.0%,
attorney Joshua C. "Josh" Quinter (R) 27.7%, firefighter / ex-USAF officer Brian Haughton (R) 24.3%,
14th Congressional District, 91.3% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (D), Paralegal Melissa Haluszczak (R), Ed Bortz (G),
15th Congressional District, 58.6% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
Mayor John B. Callahan (D), Charles W. "Charlie" Dent (R) 82.9%,
TEA party leader Mathew M. Benol (R) 17.1%,
chemical engineer Jake Towne (L),
16th Congressional District, 55.8% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
'04 & '06 nominee prof. Lois Herr (D), Joseph R. Pitts (R),
17th Congressional District, 63.7% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
T. Timothy Holden (D) 65.3%,
education policy expert Sheila Dow-Ford (D) 34.7%,
St. Sen. David G. "Dave" Argall (R) 32.3%,
'04 candidate / businessman Frank Ryan (R) 31.1%, businessman Josh First (R) 23.4%, minister Allen Griffith (R) 13.3%,
businessman Frank Ryan (I)?,
18th Congressional District, 64.1% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
consultant Dan Connolly (D), Tim Murphy (R), Scott Pigeon (L),
19th Congressional District, 66.6% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
Ryan S. Sanders (D), Todd Platts (R) 70.0%,
association exec. dir. Mike Smeltzer (R) 30.0%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Pennsylvania Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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