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Pennsylvania
Elections will be held Nov. 2, 2004.

U.S. President -- Pennsylvania
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John F. Kerry (D) 2,885,773  51  
 George W. Bush * (R) 2,756,904  49  
 Other 33,535  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Pennsylvania has 21 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Results

U.S. Senate -- Pennsylvania
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Arlen Specter * (R) 2,890,791  53  
 Joseph M. Hoeffel (D) 2,296,379  42  
 Other 294,560  5  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Robert A. Brady * (D) 208,233  86  
 Deborah L. Williams (R) 32,415  13  
 Other 774  0  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Chaka Fattah * (D) 246,192  88  
 Stewart Bolno (R) 33,233  12  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 3
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Philip S. English * (R) 164,456  60  
 Steven Porter (D) 109,145  40  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 4
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Melissa Hart * (R) 202,493  63  
 Stevan Drobac (D) 114,746  36  
 Other 3,197  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 5
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John E. Peterson * (R) 190,337  88  
 Thomas Martin (Lib.) 25,467  12  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 6
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Jim Gerlach * (R) 156,763  51  
 Lois Murphy (D) 150,741  49  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 7
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Curt Weldon * (R) 192,609  59  
 Paul Scoles (D) 132,159  40  
 Other 2,667  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 8
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R) 181,737  55  
 Virginia "Ginny" Waters Schrader (D) 142,402  43  
 Other 4,637  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 9
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Bill Shuster * (R) 182,770  69  
 Paul I. Politis (D) 80,297  31  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 10
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Donald L. Sherwood * (R) 190,321  93  
 Veronica Hannevig (CST) 14,450  7  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 11
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Paul Kanjorski * (D) 169,878  95  
 Kenneth Brenneman (CST) 9,896  6  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 12
Updated 11/2/04 8:00 PM ET
Precincts:0%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John P. Murtha * (D) 0  0  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 13
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Allyson Y. Schwartz (D) 168,233  56  
 Melissa Brown (R) 124,256  41  
 Other 8,991  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 14
Updated 6/9/04 6:05 PM ET
Precincts:0%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Michael F. Doyle * (D) 0  0  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 15
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Charlie W. Dent (R) 170,386  59  
 Joe Driscoll (D) 114,344  39  
 Other 5,826  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 16
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Joseph R. Pitts * (R) 181,799  64  
 Lois K. Herr (D) 97,076  34  
 Other 3,212  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 17
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Tim Holden * (D) 170,449  59  
 Scott Paterno (R) 112,242  39  
 Other 5,729  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 18
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Timothy F. Murphy * (R) 195,308  63  
 Mark Boles (D) 115,756  37  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Pennsylvania District 19
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Todd Platts * (R) 220,192  91  
 Charles J. Steel (Green) 8,897  4  
 Other 12,391  5  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

Pennsylvania Politics

Pennsylvania's Republican Sen. Arlen Specter will seek a fifth term in the 2004 races. The moderate Republican fended off a primary challenge from conservative Rep. Pat Toomey, winning 51 percent to 49 percent, in the primary. Toomey had branded Specter as too liberal in the race, which was by far the most serious challenge yet to any Senate incumbent in the 2004 election season.

Specter will be facing Democrat Rep. Joseph Hoeffel in the general election. With an eye toward November, the three-term suburban Philadelphia lawmaker is predicting that Specter moved too far to the right in the Republican race to be successful in the general election.

Specter is in line for the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee next year _ a prospect that scares conservatives still smarting over his 1987 vote thwarting the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.

Specter spent more than $10 million on his campaign, about three times as much as Toomey. But he also had to fend off a $2 million assault from the conservative anti-tax group Club for Growth, which put other GOP moderates on notice when it targeted Specter as its No. 1 priority this year.

Hoeffel's candidacy leaves the 13th district up for grabs. Democratic state Sen. Allyson Y. Schwartz and Republican ophthalmologist Melissa Brown each defeated primary opponents for a chance to win the seat.

A key congressional race this year will be in the state's 17th district. Democratic Rep. Tim Holden won a close election in a newly drawn Harrisburg-area district in 2002. Republicans chose the son of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, Scott Paterno, to compete against Holden in the general election.

Republican Sen. Rick Santorum drew criticism from gay-rights groups and Democratic presidential candidates after he said in an April 2003 interview with The Associated Press that he believed states have a right to ban gay sex or other private behaviors "antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family."

Gay-rights groups had called for Santorum, the Senate's third-ranking Republican, to resign as Republican chairman of the GOP conference in the Senate. Santorum did not step down and polls since the remarks have shown his popularity made it through the controversy unscathed.

In the 2002 elections, Democrat Ed Rendell defeated state Attorney General Mike Fisher to become the first Philadelphian elected governor since 1914. The time lapse underscores historical tension between Pennsylvania's biggest city and rest of the mostly rural state.

--The Associated Press

       


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 74.2%
Republicans: Bush with 72.5%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 50.6%
Bush (R): 46.4%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 49.2%
Dole (R): 40.0%

Election Dates
Presidential/state primary
April 27, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 151
   Unpledged: 27
   Total: 178
Republican Delegates: 75
Electoral Votes: 21






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