Pennsylvania

21 seats: 10R, 11D     50-50

Republican Jon Fox lost in the Philadelphia suburbs (PA-13), but the remaining 18 incumbents won by landslide in 1998. Still, the 2000 elections could provide surprises in some districts. The Democrats' northeast tide in 1996 ended in central Pennsylvania, where several districts trended Republican including five (all with Democratic representatives) that fell at least 5% in projected Democratic performance. Some Republican incumbents could face stiff competition, but Democrats have more to worry about, particularly in holding onto Ron Klink's seat. For the second consecutive election, four seats are uncontested. Transportation committee czar Bud Shuster has faced a major opponent only once since 1986.
 
  1. Robert Brady (D), 1998 Landslide
  '98: 81
'98: 73
 
['96: D 88
 
'94: D 82
 
'92: D 81]

 
D 84
 
 
  2. Chaka Fattah (D), 1994 Uncontested
  '98: 87 '96: 88 '94: 86 ['92: D 77]   D 87
 
  3. Robert Borski (D), 1982 Landslide
  '98: 59 '96: 69 '94: 63 '92: 59 D 62
 
  4. OPEN [Ron Klink, D, 1992] Vulnerable
  ['98: 64 '96: 64 '94: 64 '92: 79] R 52
 
  5. John Peterson (R), 1996 Uncontested
  '98: 85 U '96: 60 ['94: D 100 '92: D 100]   R 59
 
  6. Tim Holden (D), 1992 Comfortable*
  '98: 61 '96: 59 '94: 57 '92: 52   R 57
 
  7. Curt Weldon (R), 1986 Landslide
  '98: 72 '96: 67 '94: 70 '92: 66   R 54
 
  8. James Greenwood (R), 1992 Landslide
  '98: 63 '96: 59 L '94: 66 '92: 52   R 54
 
  9. Bud Shuster (R), 1972 Uncontested
  '98: 100 '96: 74 '94: 100 '92: 100 R 63
 
  10. Donald Sherwood (R) , 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 49 ['96: R 60 '94: R 66 '92: R 90]   R 54
 
  11. Paul Kanjorski (D), 1984 Landslide*
  '98: 67 '96: 68 '94: 67 '92: 67   R 51
 
  12. John Murtha (D), 1974 Landslide*
  '98: 69 '96: 70 '94: 69 '92: 100 R 53
 
  13. Joseph Hoeffel (D), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 52 ['96: R 49 '94: R 49 '92: D 50]   D 51
 
  14. William Coyne (D), 1980 Uncontested
  '98: 61 '96: 61 '94: 64 '92: 72 D 60
 
  15. Patrick Toomey (R), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 55 ['96: D 55 '94: D 48 '92: D 52]   R 53
 
  16. Joseph Pitts (R), 1996 Landslide
  '98: 71 '96: 59 L ['94: R 70 '92: R 65]   R 62
 
  17. George Gekas (R), 1982 Landslide
  '98: 100 '96: 72 '94: 100 '92: 70   R 62
 
  18. Mike Doyle (D), 1994 Comfortable*
  '98: 68 '96: 56 '94: 55 ['92: R 81] D 53
 
  19. OPEN [William Goodling, R, 1974] Comfortable
  ['98: 68 '96: 63 '94: 100 '92: 45]   R 61
 
  20. Frank Mascara (D), 1994 Win*
  '98: 100 '96: 54 '94: 53 ['92: D 51] D 51
 
  21. Phil English (R), 1994 Vulnerable
  '98: 63 '96: 51 '94: 49 ['92: R 68]   50-50
 

Pennsylvania's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Pennsylvania 1982 to 1998
 


 
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