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Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
2002 Pennsylvania Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline for major parties: 3/12/02, Primary Withdrawal deadline: 3/27/02, Filing Deadline for others: 8/01/02, Primary: 5/21/02,
Last Updated: November 7, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 57% in '98, Thomas Ridge (R) was barred from third term but is resigning to take Presidential appointment, Acting Governor Mark Schweiker (R) not seeking election, Pre-election Poll Numbers
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report's overview: Lean Democrat, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:7 Democrat, Stu Rothenberg: Tossup, Peter Orvetti: Democrat, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat,
ex-Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell (D) 53.6%, Att. Gen. Mike Fisher (R) 44.2%, computer programmer / '98 nominee Kenneth V. Krawchuk (L) 1.2%,
consumer activist Michael Morrill (G) 1.1%,
coal miner Anthony Lane (SW/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Robert Jubelirer (R) retiring
1994 Gov. candidate / 2000 Treas. nominee ex-U.S. Treasurer Catherine Baker Knoll (D) 53.6%, St. Sen. Jane P. Earll (R) 44.2%, '98 nominee / bookseller Henry E. Haller III (L) 1.2%,
PA. Env. Network Pres. Vicki Smedley (G) 1.1%,
Hilda Cuzco (SW/WI),
Pennsylvania Lost Two Congressional Districts due to Reapportionment, Reps. Bob Borski (D) and Joe Hoeffel (D) will be in the same districts. Reps. Tim Holden (D) and George Gekas (R) will be in the same districts. Bill Coyne's seat is eliminated
1st Congressional District, 84.0% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Robert A. "Bob" Brady (D) 86.4%, Marie G. Delany (R) 12.5%, Michael J. "Mike" Ewall (G) 1.1%,
2nd Congressional District, 98.2% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 10:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Chaka Fattah (D) 87.8%, Thomas G. Dougherty (R) 12.2%,
3rd Congressional District, 60.7% in '00, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Philip S. "Phil" English (R) 77.7%, attorney AnnDrea M. Benson (G) 22.3%,
4th Congressional District, 60.0% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
teacher / retired police officer / vice chair Center Township Water Authority board Stevan "Steve" Drobac, Jr. (D) 35.4%, Melissa A. Hart (R) 64.6%,
5th Congressional District, 85.5% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John E. Peterson (R) 87.4%, computer consultant Thomas A. Martin (L) 12.6%,
New 6th Congressional District,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican,
attorney Daniel "Danny" Wofford (D) 48.6%, St. Sen. Jim Gerlach (R) 51.4%,
7th Congressional District, 64.7% in '00, 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney / '00 nominee Peter A. Lennon (D) 33.9%, Curt Weldon (R) 66.1%, medical student Samuel L. Krakow (WI),
8th Congressional District, 59.2% in '00, 5th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
investment banker Tim Reece (D) 37.4%, James C. "Jim" Greenwood (R) 62.6%,
9th Congressional District, 51.9% in May 15, 2001 Special Election, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
restuaranteur John R. Henry (D) 28.9%, car dealer William "Bill" Shuster (R) 71.1%,
10th Congressional District, 52.6% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
Donald L. "Don" Sherwood (R, D) 92.9%, businessman Kurt J. Shotko (G) 7.1%,
11th Congressional District, 66.7% in '00, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic,
Paul E. Kanjorski (D) 55.6%, Mayor Louis J. "Lou" Barletta (R) 42.4%, quality assurance engineer / nat'l party vice chair / '96 & '98 nominee Thomas J. McLaughlin (Rfm) 2.0%,
retired garment worker Betsy Farley (SW/WI),
12th Congressional District, 70.8% in '00 and 15th term for Murtha,
64.3% in '00 and 4th term for Mascara defeated in primary
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha (D) 73.5%, dentist / '96 / '94 & '00 nominee Bill Choby (R) 26.5%,
13th Congressional District, 52.8% in '00 and 2nd term for Hoeffel (D), 68.7% in '00 for U.S. Rep. Robert A. Borski (D) who is retiring after 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Democrat Favored,
Joseph M. Hoeffel (D) 50.9%, ophthalmologist Melissa Brown (R) 47.3%, insurance consultant John P. McDerrmott (C) 1.7%,
14th Congressional District, 69.4% in '00, 4th term
William J. Coyne (D), unopposed in '00, is retiring after 11th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Democrat,
Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (D) 100%, No Republican
15th Congressional District, 53.4% in '00, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
'00 nominee / steelworkers union leader Edward J. "Ed" O'Brien (D) 42.6%, Patrick Toomey (R) 57.4%,
16th Congressional District, 67.0% in '00, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Joseph R. Pitts (R) 88.5%, Will Todd (G) 6.5%,
Kenneth Brenneman (C) 5.0%,
17th Congressional District, 71.5% in '00 and 9th term for Gekas (R)
66.6% in '00 and 5th term for Holden
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:19 Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Leans Republican, U.S.A. Today: Races to Watch, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democrat, Gekas is one of Roll Call's 4th most vulnerable incumbent,
T. Timothy Holden (D) 51.4%, George W. Gekas (R) 48.6%,
18th Congressional District, 64.3% in '00 for Frank R. Mascara (D), running for re-election in 12th Congressional District, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, National Journal's Hottest Races, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Safe Republican,
financial administrator / '00 congressional candidate John M. "Jack" Machek (D) 39.9%, St. Sen. Tim Murphy (R) 60.1%,
19th Congressional District, 72.6% in '00, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Todd Platts (R) 91.1%, N. Middlteon Township Auditor Ben Price (G) 5.0%,
'00 Constitution Party nominee / businessman Michael L. "Mickey" Paoletta (L) 3.8%,

1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,
U.S.A. Today,

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
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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