PA-Senate Class III Seat

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RaceTracker 2012 Congressional Election Dashboard
2012 House report  ยท 2012 Senate report
House: 435 seats Senate: 33 seats
GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 5 2 7 5 5 10
Possible primary challenges 0 0 0 0 0 0
Open seats* 16 21 41 3 6 102
1. Includes Joe Lieberman, who is retiring from his Conn. senate seat.
This profile of Pennsylvania's Class III U.S. Senate seat, currently filled by Arlen Specter, is part of the RaceTracker project.



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Next election: 2016

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Race status [edit race status]


Incumbent: Arlen Specter
Incumbent running? Unconfirmed. [set incumbent status with form]
Primary challenge? Unknown. [set incumbent party with form]

Candidates [edit candidate list]
Links to names in blue have existing profiles, red links need someone to start one.

Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Arlen Specter Democratic Source March 12, 2010
Joseph Sestak Democratic Confirmed candidate Source March 12, 2010
Joseph Vod Varka Democratic Confirmed candidate Source March 12, 2010 auto body mechanic, successfully filed for primary
Pat Toomey Republican Confirmed candidate Source March 12, 2010 http://www.toomeyforsenate.com/
Margaret K. "Peg" Luksik Republican Confirmed candidate Source March 12, 2010
Mel Packer Green Confirmed candidate (source needed) March 12, 2010 no website
Mike Yilit Independent Confirmed candidate Source March 12, 2010 running on the platform of kicking all politicians out of office and starting over

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Results [edit election results]

2012 primary winners 2012 general election winner
Joe Sestak, Pat Toomey TBD

Last election: 2004

Incumbent:

Candidates

Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Arlen Specter Republican Confirmed candidate (source needed)
Joe Hoeffel Democratic Confirmed candidate (source needed)

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Results

Primary winners: Arlen Specter, Joe Hoeffel
General election winner: Arlen Specter

Articles and resources

See also

External articles

Elections.DailyKos posts tagged "PA-Sen" (link)

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