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2010 Pennsylvania Congressional and Statewide Races
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: November 29, 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: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Governor to Switch Party, Hotline's Competitive Governor Race, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Lean Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
Co. Exec. Dan Onorato (D) 45.5%, Att. Gen. Tom Corbett (R) 54.5%, retired Air Force Capt. Virginia Cody (R/WI), ex-Pine Creek Township Sup. John Krupa (C/WI), army sergeant Robert Allen Mansfield (WI), '06 Green Party Gov. candidate / '08 Att. Gen. nominee / attorney Marakay J. Rogers (L/WI), Brian Nevins (SW/WI), Citizens Militia Activist Don DeHavin (WI),
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, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
'01 congressional nominee / ex-Co. Comm'r. / St. Rep. H. Scott Conklin (D) 45.5%, Co. Comm'r. James F. "Jim" Cawley (R) 54.5%, realtor Kat Valleley†(L/WI), teacher Ed Roberson†(C/WI),
Attorney General, 52.4% in '08, 2nd term, Tom Corbett (R) running for Governor, next election in 2012
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Treasurer, 55.0% in '08, 1st term, next election in 2012,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Robert "Rob" McCord (D),
Auditor General, 59.0% in '08, 2nd term, ran for Governor, next election in 2012
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic
Jack Wagner (D),
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: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Senate Seats to Switch Party, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Hotline's Competitive Senate Race, Rasmussen Reports' Balance of Power: Toss-Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Ken Rubin: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Republican,
U.S. Rep. Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak (D) 48.4%, ex-U.S. Rep. Patrick J. "Pat" Toomey (R) 51.6%, physician asst. Mel Packer (G/WI), Osborne Hart (SW/WI), Douglas Jamison†(L/WI),
Senator, 58.7% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2012, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Robert P. "Bob" Casey Jr. (D),
1st Congressional District, 90.8% in '08, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Robert A. "Bob" Brady (D) 100%, Pia Varma (R/WI) 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, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Chaka Fattah (D) 89.3%, financial services company pres. Rick Hellberg (R) 10.7%,
3rd Congressional District, 51.2% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Republican,
Kathy Dahlkemper (D) 44.4%, ex-Butler City Council member Mike Kelly (R) 55.6%,
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: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Democratic,
Jason Altmire (D) 50.8%, attorney Keith Rothfus (R) 49.2%,
5th Congressional District, 56.7% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
Michael Pipe (D) 28.3%, Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson (R) 68.6%, Vernon Etzel (L) 3.1%,
6th Congressional District, 52.1% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Republican,
Dr. Manan Trivedi (D) 43.0%, Jim Gerlach (R) 57.0%,
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, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
St. Rep. Bryan R. Lentz (D) 44.1%, ex-U.S. Att. Patrick L. Meehan (R) 54.9%, American Congress Party nominee / businessman Jim Schneller (C) 1.1%,
8th Congressional District, 56.8% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-up / Tilt Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
Patrick J. Murphy (D) 46.5%, ex-U.S. Rep. Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick (R) 53.5%,
9th Congressional District, 63.9% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
tv station manager Tom Connors (D) 26.9%, William "Bill" Shuster (R) 73.1%,
10th Congressional District, 56.3% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Democratic,
Christopher P. "Chris" Carney (D) 44.8%, ex-U.S. Attorney Thomas "Tom" Marino (R) 55.2%,
11th Congressional District, 51.6% in '08, 13th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Democratic,
Paul E. Kanjorski (D) 45.3%, '02 & '08 nominee / Mayor Louis J. "Lou" Barletta (R) 54.7%,
12th Congressional District, 53.4% in '10 Special Election, 1st term, John P. "Jack" Murtha (D) died 2/8/10, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, , Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Democratic,
Mark S. Critz (D) 50.8%, businessman Tim Burns (R) 49.2%,
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, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Allyson Y. Schwartz (D) 56.4%, businessman Carson Dee Adcock (R) 43.6%,
14th Congressional District, 91.3% in '08, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (D) 68.8%, Paralegal Melissa Haluszczak (R) 28.2%, poet Ed Bortz (G) 3.0%,
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: Lean Republican, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Lean Republican,
Mayor John B. Callahan (D) 39.0%, Charles W. "Charlie" Dent (R) 53.5%, chemical engineer Jake Towne (I) 7.5%,
16th Congressional District, 55.8% in '08, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
'04 & '06 nominee prof. Lois Herr (D) 34.6%, Joseph R. Pitts (R) 65.4%,
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, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Democratic,
T. Timothy Holden (D) 55.5%, St. Sen. David G. "Dave" Argall (R) 44.5%,
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) 32.7%, Tim Murphy (R) 67.3%,
19th Congressional District, 66.6% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Ryan S. Sanders (D) 23.3%, Todd Platts (R) 71.9%, businessman Joshua A. Monighan (L) 4.8%,

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:
(A1) = America First Party
(AR) = American Reform Party
(CS) = Clean Sweep Party
(Com) = Communist Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(IA) = Independent American Party
(Labor) = Labor Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Pro) = Prohibition Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(WW) = Workers World Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Pennsylvania Media Links:
Allentown Morning Call
Altoona.com
Beaver County Times
Bridgeville Area News Star
Bucks County Courier Times
Carlisle Sentinel
Carnegie Signal Item Star
Centre Daily Times
Coraopolis Record Star
Cranberry Journal Star
Daily Pennsylvanian
Delaware County Daily Times
Easton Express-Times
Erie Times News
Gateway Publications
Gettysburg Times
Hazleton Standard-Speaker
IssuesPA.net
Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal
Lehighton Times News
LibertyNet
Lock Haven Express
McKeesport Daily News
Meadville Tribune
Monroeville Times Express Star
Moon Record Star
Murraysville Star
North Journal Star
Norwin Star
Oakmont-Verona Advance Leader Star
Penn Hills Star
Pennsylvania Cable Network
Pennsylvania Report
Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia Gay News
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Jewish Exponent
Philadelphia New Observer
Philadelphia Northeast News Gleaner
Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia Weekly
Pittsburgh City Paper
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Plum Advance Leader Star
Pocono Record
PoliticsPA.com
Pottstown Mercury
Reading Eagle
Scranton Times-Tribune
Sharon Herald
South Hills Record Star
Sunbury Daily Item
Sweickley Herald Star
Uniontown Herald-Standard
West Chester Daily Local News
Wilkes Barre Citizens' Voice
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
Woodland Hills Star
York Daily Record


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