2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania

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United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012

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All 18 Pennsylvania seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 12 7
Seats won 13 5
Seat change Increase1 Decrease2
Popular vote 2,710,070 2,793,538
Percentage 48.77% 50.28%
Swing Decrease2.64% Increase2.71%

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, to elect the 18 U.S. Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania, a loss of one seat following the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate. Primary elections were held Tuesday, April 24.

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Redistricting[edit]

Republicans control redistricting in Pennsylvania, which lost one seat in reapportionment.[1] A map released on December 13, 2011, effectively merged the 4th and 12th congressional districts, represented by Democrats Jason Altmire and Mark Critz.[2] The map was passed by the Pennsylvania Senate.[3]

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012[4][5]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Democratic 2,793,538 50.28% 7 5 -2
Republican 2,710,070 48.77% 12 13 +1
Libertarian 6,210 00.11% 0 0 -
Independent 41,358 00.74% 0 0 -
Bednarski for Congress 5,154 00.09% 0 0 -
Totals 5,556,330 100.00% 19 18

District 1[edit]

Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district has been represented by Democrat Bob Brady since 1998.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bob Brady, incumbent

Withdrew[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Brady (incumbent) 42,744 100.0
Total votes 42,744 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Featherman 10,288 100.0
Total votes 10,288 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Brady (incumbent) 235,394 85.0
Republican John Featherman 41,708 15.0
Total votes 277,102 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district has been represented by Democrat Chaka Fattah since 1995. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Robert Allen Mansfield, Jr. ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Independent candidate James Foster also ran creating a three-way race.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chaka Fattah (incumbent) 87,620 100.0
Total votes 87,620 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Allen Mansfield, Jr. 5,562 100.0
Total votes 5,562 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chaka Fattah (incumbent) 318,176 89.3
Republican Robert Mansfield 33,381 9.4
Independent James Foster 4,829 1.3
Total votes 356,386 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district has been represented by Republican Mike Kelly since January 2011. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Disqualified[edit]

  • Mel Marin
  • George Schroeck[10]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Missa Eaton 28,355 100.0
Total votes 28,355 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly (incumbent) 46,382 100.0
Total votes 46,382 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly (incumbent) 165,826 54.8
Democratic Missa Eaton 123,933 41.0
Independent Steven Porter 12,755 4.2
Total votes 302,514 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Republican Todd Platts, who has represented Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district since 2001 and had been expected to seek re-election in the new 4th district, will not seek re-election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Perkinson 14,188 56.0
Democratic Ken Lee 11,134 44.0
Total votes 25,322 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Perry 34,881 53.5
Republican Christopher Reilly 12,143 18.6
Republican Sean Summers 9,316 14.3
Republican Theodore Waga 3,086 4.7
Republican Eric Robert Martin 2,159 3.3
Republican Mark Swomley 2,150 3.3
Republican Kevin Downs 1,451 2.2
Total votes 65,186 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Perry 181,603 59.8
Democratic Harry Perkinson 104,643 34.4
Independent Wayne Wolff 11,524 3.8
Libertarian Mike Koffenberger 6,210 2.0
Total votes 303,980 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

District 5[edit]

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district is currently represented by Republican Glenn Thompson, who was first elected in 2008.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Dumas 25,252 100.0
Total votes 25,252 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson (incumbent) 49,941 100.0
Total votes 49,941 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson (incumbent) 177,740 62.9
Democratic Charles Dumas 104,725 37.1
Total votes 282,465 100.0
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district has been represented by Republican Jim Gerlach since 2003, and he is running for re-election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

  • Doug Pike, 2010 candidate for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district[21]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Manan M. Trivedi 20,037 100.0
Total votes 20,037 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Gerlach (incumbent) 45,206 100.0
Total votes 45,206 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Gerlach (Incumbent) 191,725 57.1
Democratic Manan Trivedi 143,803 42.9
Total votes 335,528 100.0
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district has been represented by Republican Pat Meehan since January 2011. He is running for re-election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • George Badey III, attorney[22]

Declined[edit]

  • Joe Sestak, former U.S. Representative 2010 candidate for U.S. Senate[23]
  • Jack Stollsteimer, former Safe Schools Advocate[24]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Badey 20,075 100.0
Total votes 20,075 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick L. Meehan (incumbent) 55,387 100.0
Total votes 55,387 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pat Meehan (incumbent) 209,942 59.4
Democratic George Badey 143,509 40.6
Total votes 353,451 100.0
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district has been represented by Republican Mike Fitzpatrick since January 2011. Fitzpatrick previously represented the district from 2005 until 2007. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Boockvar 25,595 100.0
Total votes 25,595 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick (incumbent) 42,395 100.0
Total votes 42,395 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick (incumbent) 199,379 56.6
Democratic Kathryn Boockvar 152,859 43.4
Total votes 352,238 100.0
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district has been represented by Republican Bill Shuster since 2001.

Democratic pirmary[edit]

Karen Ramsburg, a nurse from Mercersburg, had been running as an Independent, but after no Democrat filed to run, she mounted a write-in campaign for the April primary.[28] She was successful, receiving enough write-in votes to receive the Democratic nomination.[29]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bill Shuster, incumbent

Disqualified[edit]

  • Travis Schooley, businessman

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Shuster (incumbent) 41,735 100.0
Total votes 41,735 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Shuster (incumbent) 169,177 61.7
Democratic Karen Ramsburg 105,128 38.3
Total votes 274,305 100.0
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district has been represented by Republican Tom Marino since January 2011.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Philip Scollo

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Philip Scollo 19,291 100.0
Total votes 19,291 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Marino (incumbent) 51,373 100.0
Total votes 51,373 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Marino (incumbent) 179,563 65.6
Democratic Philip Scollo 94,227 34.4
Total votes 273,790 100.0
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district has been represented by Republican Lou Barletta since January 2011.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gene Stilp 18,716 54.5
Democratic Bill Vinsko 15,609 45.5
Total votes 34,325 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lou Barletta (incumbent) 49,511 100.0
Total votes 49,511 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lou Barletta (incumbent) 166,967 58.5
Democratic Gene Stilp 118,231 41.5
Total votes 285,198 100.0
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

Democrats Mark Critz, who has represented Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district since 2010; and Jason Altmire, who has represented Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district since 2007, both sought re-election in the new 12th district.[35]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jason Altmire, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
  • Mark Critz, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Critz (incumbent) 32,384 51.2
Democratic Jason Altmire (incumbent) 30,895 48.8
Total votes 63,279 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Rothfus 44,360 100.0
Total votes 44,360 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Rothfus 175,352 51.7
Democratic Mark Critz (incumbent) 163,589 48.3
Total votes 338,941 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

District 13[edit]

Democrat Allyson Schwartz, who has represented Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district since 2005, sought re-election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allyson Schwartz (incumbent) 36,756 100.0
Total votes 36,756 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph James Rooney 21,644 100.0
Total votes 21,644 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allyson Schwartz (incumbent) 209,901 69.1
Republican Joe Rooney 93,918 30.9
Total votes 303,819 100.0
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Mike Doyle defeated challenger Janis C. Brooks in the Democratic primary. He faced Republican Hans Lessmann in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael F. Doyle (incumbent) 50,323 80.1
Democratic Janis Brooks 12,484 19.9
Total votes 62,807 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hans Lessmann 15,936 100.0
Total votes 15,936 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Doyle (incumbent) 251,932 76.9
Republican Hans Lessmann 75,702 23.1
Total votes 327,634 100.0
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district has been represented by Republican Charlie Dent since 2005.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Daugherty 14,623 58.8
Democratic Jackson Eaton 10,265 41.2
Total votes 24,888 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Dent (incumbent) 38,651 100.0
Total votes 38,651 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Dent (incumbent) 168,960 56.8
Democratic Rick Daugherty 128,764 43.2
Total votes 297,724 100.0
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

Incumbent Republican Joe Pitts will face Democrat Aryanna C. Strader. They each ran unopposed in their respective primaries.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Aryanna C. Strader 15,839 100.0
Total votes 15,839 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph R. Pitts (incumbent) 44,110 100.0
Total votes 44,110 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Pitts (incumbent) 156,192 54.8
Democratic Aryanna Strader 111,185 39.1
Independent John Murphy 12,250 4.3
Independent James Bednarski 5,154 1.8
Total votes 284,781 100.0
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

Democrat Tim Holden, who has represented Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district since 2003, ran for re-election.[41] Pennsylvania Republicans, who controlled the redistricting process after the 2010 United States Census, drew this district to be much more Democratic, taking in parts of Scranton and Wilkes Barre. Holden, a Blue Dog Democrat who had represented a very Republican district for 10 years, was considered vulnerable to a primary challenge due to the bluer hue of the new district. Holden was defeated in the Democratic primary by attorney Matt Cartwright, 57-43. Holden's opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and climate change legislation are believed to have contributed to his defeat by a more liberal opponent.[42]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright 33,255 57.1
Democratic Tim Holden (incumbent) 24,953 42.9
Total votes 58,208 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Laureen A. Cummings 26,953 100.0
Total votes 26,953 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright 161,393 60.3
Republican Laureen Cummings 106,208 39.7
Total votes 267,601 100.0
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

Republican Tim Murphy, who has represented Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district since 2003, successfully sought re-election.[46]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Timothy F. Murphy (incumbent) 32,854 63.4
Republican Evan Feinberg 18,937 36.6
Total votes 51,791 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Larry Maggi 39,096 100.0
Total votes 39,096 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Murphy (incumbent) 216,727 64.0
Democratic Larry Maggi 122,146 36.0
Total votes 338,873 100.0
Republican hold

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