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Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
1998 Pennsylvania Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: March 10, Primary: May 19, Third Party Filing Deadline: August 3,
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 45% in '94, 1st term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
St. Rep. Ivan Itkin (D) 31% Thomas J. "Tom" Ridge (R) 57% Kay Lusk (Rfm)?, '94 nominee Peg Luksik (C) 10%, entrepreneur Ken V. Krawchuk (L) 1%, steel worker Cecelia Moriarity (SW/WI) 0%
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov.,
ex-U.S. Rep. Margorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (D) Mark Schwieker (R) Allen Weicksel (Rfm)?, '94 nominee / attorney Jim Clymer (C), bookseller Henry E. Haller III (L), auto worker Jason Coughlin (SW/WI),
Senator, 49.1% in '92, 3rd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Charles Cook's prediction: Safe Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:7, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
St. Rep. William Lloyd Jr. (D) 34.8% Arlen Specter (R) 61.3% Frank Gougher (Rfm/WI) 0.0%, Dean Snyder (C) 2.3%, financial planner Jack Iannantuono (L) 1.6%, chemical worker John Staggs (SW/WI) 0.0%
1st Cong. District, 72% in '98 Special Election,
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat
City Dem chair Bob Brady (D) 81.2% William M. Harrison (R) 16.6% radio station owner William Cody Anderson (I)? 0.0%, state NAACP officer Juanita Norwood (Rfm)? 0.0%, union activist Nancy Cole (SW) 1.0%, consumer newsletter editor / accountant John Featherman (L) 1.2%
2nd Cong. District, 88.1% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:20, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Chaka Fattah (D) 86.5% Anne Marie Mulligan (R) 13.5%
3rd Cong. District, 68.9% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Robert A. Borski (D) 59.3% ex-U.S. Rep. Charles F. Dougherty (R) 40.7% Tom Crone (L)?
4th Cong. District, 64.2% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Ron Klink (D) 63.8% attorney Mike Turzai (R) 36.2% write in candidate 0.0%
5th Cong. District, 60.2% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat John E. Peterson (R) 84.8% William M. "Bill" Belitskus (G) 15.1%, write in candidate 0.1%
6th Cong. District, 58.6% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
T. Timothy Holden (D) 61.0% DA John E. Meckley (R) 39.0%
7th Cong. District, 67.0% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Martin J. D'Urso (D) 28.2% Curt Weldon (R) 71.8%
8th Cong. District, 59.1% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Bill Tuthill (D) 32.6% James C. "Jim" Greenwood (R) 63.2% James R. "Jim" Blair (Rfm) 0.8%, Scott Wolfertz (C) 2.6%, Carolyn Boyce (NL) 0.7%, write in candidates 0.0%
9th Cong. District, 73.7% in '96, 13th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Paul Politis (D/WI) 0.5% Bud Shuster (R) 99.5%
10th Cong. District, 59.4% in '96, Joseph McDade (R) retiring after 18th term
Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Atty Patrick Casey (D) 48.7% businessman Donald Sherwood (R) 48.7% quality assurance engineer / state party chair / '96 nominee Thomas J. McLaughlin (Rfm) 2.9%, write in candidates 0.0%
11th Cong. District, 68.5% in '96, 7th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Paul E. Kanjorksi (D) 66.8% '96 nominee / retired army Lt. Col. Stephen A. Urban (R) 33.2% write in candidates 0.0%
12th Cong. District, 69.9% in '96, 13th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:9, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
John P. Murtha (D) 68.5% Timothy E. Holloway (R) 31.5% write in candidates 0.0%
13th Cong. District, 48.9% in '96, 2nd term, won by 84 votes in '96
Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
'96 nominee / ex-Co. Comm'r/ex-St. Rep. Joseph M. Hoeffel (D) 51.5% Jon D. Fox (R) 46.6% college professor Thomas Patrick Burke (L) 1.9%
14th Cong. District, 60.6% in '96, 9th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
William J. Coyne (D) 60.5% insurance agent / '96 nominee Bill Ravotti (R) 38.3% Dorothy L. Kolis (SW) 1.2%, write in candidates 0.0%
15th Cong. District, 55.3% in '96, Paul McHale (D) retiring after 3rd term
Charles Cook's prediction: Lean Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
St. Sen. Roy C. Afflerbach (D) 45.0% restaurant chain owner Patrick Toomey (R) 55.0% write in candidates 0.0%
16th Cong. District, 59.4% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:25, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
publisher/'96 Reform candidate Robert S. "Bob" Yorczyk (D) 29.5% Joseph R. Pitts (R) 70.5% write in candidates 0.0%
17th Cong. District, 72.2% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat George W. Gekas (R) 99.8% write in candidates 0.2%
18th Cong. District, 56.0% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (D) 67.7% Mt. Lebanon City Commissioner Dick Walker (R) 32.3% write in candidates 0.0%
19th Cong. District, 62.6% in '96, 12th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:9, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Linda G. Ropp (D) 28.5% William Goodling (R) 67.6% Gary M. Shoemaker (L) 3.8%, write in candidates 0.1%
20th Cong. District, 53.9% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat
Frank Mascara (D) 99.8% No Republican write in candidates 0.2%
21st Cong. District, 50.7% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
Larry Klemens (D) 36.6% Phil English (R) 63.4% write in candidates 0.0%

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(C) = Constitutional Party - Affiliated with the U.S. Taxpayers Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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