Pennsylvania - U.S. House, District 8

as of October 22

The Candidates

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Patrick Murphy

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: October 19, 1973
  • Residence: Bristol, PA

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Mike Fitzpatrick

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: (unknown)
  • Residence: , PA

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Previous Results

    Pennsylvania U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Patrick Murphy DEM 197,869 56.8%
    Tom Manion REP 145,103 41.6%
    Tom Lingenfelter IND 5,543 1.6%

    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

Oct 22, 2010

New CQ - Roll Call Rating

Toss-up (was Lean-D)

    Oct 17, 2010

    New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

    Toss-up (was Lean-D)

      Oct 12, 2010

      New NPR Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        Oct 1, 2010

        New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

        Lean-R (was Toss-up)

          Sep 9, 2010

          Fitzpatrick Tries For Comeback After Losing To Murphy In '06

          This is a rematch of the contest in 2006, when Patrick Murphy became the first Iraq war veteran elected to Congress by unseating Mike Fitzpatrick -- by just 1,518 votes. The race has become a prototype of the national parties' strategies: Murphy blames the current economic mess on President George W. Bush, and Fitzpatrick on President Obama. -Ken Rudin

          New NPR Rating



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