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Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
2000 Pennsylvania Presidential and Congressional Results
Filing Deadline for major parties: 1/25/00, Filing Deadline for others: 8/1/00, Primary: 4/4/00
Last Updated: December 14, 2000
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
President, William J. Clinton (D) barred from 3rd term, 49.2% in '96
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democrat, Others' Predictions,
Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr. (D) 50.6% George W. "Dubya" Bush (R) 46.43% Ralph Nader (G) 2.1%, Howard Phillips (C) 0.29%, Harry Browne (L) 0.23%, Patrick J. 'Pat' Buchanan (Rfm) 0.33%, John S. Hagelin (WI), David Ernest McReynolds (WI), write in votes 0.02%,
Attorney General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican,
attorney / party endorsed candidate James J. Eisenhower III (D) 43.1% Mike Fisher (R) 54.0% attorney Julian P. Heicklen (L) 0.9%, attorney Thomas Alan "Tom" Linzey (G) 1.3%, '94 / '98 Lt. Gov. nominee James N. Clymer (C) 0.7%,
Treasurer,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican
ex-St. Treasurer / '94 Governor Candidate Catherine Baker Knoll (D) 47.2% Barbara Hafer (R) 49.4% John D. Famularo (L) 0.6%, accountant Joseph F. Patterson (Rfm) 0.4%, retiree Barbara S. Knox (G) 1.4%, John P. McDermott (C) 0.9%,
Auditor General,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic
Bob Casey Jr. (D) 56.8% St. Rep. Katie True (R) 40.0% Jessica A. Morris (L) 0.9%, accountant James R. "Jim" Blair (Rfm) 0.4%, Anne E. R. Goeke (G) 1.4%, printer John H. Rhine (C) 0.5%,
Senator, 49% in '94, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Republican Favored, Stuart Rothenberg's rating: Vulnerable Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Lean Republican, Political Junkie: Republican, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's target, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Republican, Ken Rubin: Republican,
U.S. Rep. Ron Klink (D) 45.4% Rick Santorum (R) 52.5% farmer / steelworker Robert E. "Bob" Domske (Rfm) 0.5%, Privacy Newsletter editor John J. Featherman (L) 1.0%, businessman / engineer Lester B. Searer (C) 0.6%, ex-teacher Bob Asken (WI) 0.0%,coal miner Frank Forrestal (SW, WI)
1st Congressional District, 81.2% in '98, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Robert A. "Bob" Brady (D) 84.0% bedding store chain manager / ex-Libertarian Steven N. Kush (R) 16.0% textile worker John P. Crysdale (SW, WI)
2nd Congressional District, 86.5% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Chaka Fattah (D) 98.2% No Republican '98 Governor nominee Kenneth V. Krawchuk (L) 1.8%
3rd Congressional District, 59.3% in '98, 9th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Robert A. Borski (D) 68.7% ex-U.S. Rep. / '82 / '92 / '98 nominee Charles F. Dougherty (R) 31.3%
4th Congressional District, 63.8% in '98, Ron Klink (D) retiring after 4th term and running for U.S. Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 8:7 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: No Clear Favorite, Stuart Rothenberg: Most Vulnerable, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, identified by The Associated Press as a Key House Race, one of Hotline Scoop's 25 Hottest Races / Tier One Open Seat, Washington Post's Races to Watch List, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Republican, Ken Rubin: Republican,
St. Rep. Terry E. Van Horne (D) 40.0% St. Sen. Melissa A. Hart (R) 60.0%
5th Congressional District, 84.8% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat John E. Peterson (R) 85.5% Thomas A. "Tom" Martin (L) 6.4%, '98 nominee William M "Bill" Belitskus (G) 8.0%,
6th Congressional District, 61.0% in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat, Hotline Scoop's Tier Four Veteran,
T. Timothy Holden (D) 66.6% financial advisor Thomas G. Kopel (R) 33.4%
7th Congressional District, 71.8% in '98, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Peter A. Lennon (D) 35.3% Curt Weldon (R) 64.7%
8th Congressional District, 63.2% in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Four Veteran,
businessman Ronald L. "Ron" Strouse (D) 38.7% James C. "Jim" Greenwood (R) 59.2% businessman Philip C. Holmen (Rfm) 2.1%
9th Congressional District, 99.5% in '98, 14th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Bud Shuster (R) 100%
10th Congressional District, 48.7% in '98, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:4 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, one of Hotline Scoop's 25 Hottest Races / Tier One Freshmen, identified by Washington Post as one of the Hottest Races, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
attorney / '98 nominee Patrick R. "Pat" Casey (D) 47.4% Donald L. "Don" Sherwood (R) 52.6%
11th Congressional District, 66.8% in '98, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Paul E. Kanjorksi (D) 66.7% '96/'98 nominee / retired army Lt. Col. Stephen A. Urban (R) 33.3%
12th Congressional District, 68.5% in '98, 14th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
John P. Murtha (D) 70.8% dentist / '96 / '94 nominee Bill Choby (R) 27.5% James N. O'Neil (Rfm) 1.6%
13th Congressional District, 51.5% in '98, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 9:8 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss up, one of Hotline Scoop's 43 Hottest Races / Tier Two Freshmen, identified by The Associated Press as a Key House Race, identified by Roll Call as seventh most vulnerable, identified by Washington Post as one of the Hottest Races, identified by the Wall Street Journal as one of the decisive dozen, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
Joseph M. Hoeffel (D) 52.8% St. Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf (R) 45.6% telecommunications consultant Ken Cavanaugh (L) 1.5%,
14th Congressional District, 60.5% in '98, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
William J. Coyne (D) No Republican
15th Congressional District, 55.0% in '98, 1st term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Two Freshmen, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
steelworkers union leader Ed O'Brien (D) 46.6% Patrick Toomey (R) 53.4%
16th Congressional District, 70.5% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
publisher/ '96 Reform candidate / '98 nominee Robert S. "Bob" Yorczyk (D) 33.0% Joseph R. Pitts (R) 67.0%
17th Congressional District, 99.8% in '98, 8th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
ADA coordinator Leslye Hess Herrmann (D) 28.5% George W. Gekas (R) 71.5%
18th Congressional District, 67.7% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (D) 69.4% attorney Craig C. Stephens (R) 30.6%
19th Congressional District, 67.6% in '98, William F. Goodling (R) retiring after 13th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Open Seat, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
pscyhology professor Jeffrey Sanders (D) 26.5% St. Rep. Todd Platts (R) 72.6% Michael L. "Mickey" Paoletta (C) 1.0%, toolmaker Neil Clifford (WI),
20th Congressional District, 99.8% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Frank R. Mascara (D) 64.3% telecommunications company owner Ronald J. Davis (R) 35.7%
21st Congressional District, 63.4% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Four Veteran,
Dr. Marc A. Flitter (D) 39.3% Philip S. "Phil" English (R) 60.7%

1. Link to Predictions: (D.C.'s Political Report no longer assures that these links are active)
ABC News,
Associated Press,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
Congressional Quarterly,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Ron Gunzburger,
The National Journal's and The Hotline's Hotline Scoop.com,
Peter J. M. Orvetti
,
Roll Call,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Ken Rubin,
Washington Post,
Wall Street Journal,

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

3. Key to Party Identification.
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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