Pennsylvania - U.S. House, District 7

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Bryan Lentz

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: June 5, 1964
  • Residence: Swarthmore, PA

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Pat Meehan

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: October 20, 1955
  • Residence: Drexel Hill, PA

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Previous Results

    Pennsylvania U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Joe Sestak DEM 209,955 59.6%
    W. Craig Williams REP 142,362 40.4%

    U.S. President: Pennsylvania (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 3,276,363 54.7%
    John McCain REP 2,655,885 44.3%
    Ralph Nader IND 42,977 0.7%
    Bob Barr LIB 19,912 0.3%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 28, 2010

    New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Sep 24, 2010

      New Cook Political Report Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        Sep 9, 2010

        Will Pa. Seat Switch Sides Again?

        Joe Sestak (D), who knocked off a Republican incumbent in 2006 to win the seat, is running for the Senate this year. Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee to succeed him, has a good resume -- he's a two-term state representative and an Iraq War veteran. But this is shaping up to be a Republican year in districts like this: ones that regularly voted GOP until President Bush and the war and the economy turned voters off. Now voters here are displeased with President Obama, and Pat Meehan, a former U.S. attorney, is hoping to take advantage. -Ken Rudin

        New NPR Rating

        Toss-up

           

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