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Pennsylvania elections, 2010

Pennsylvania held various elections on November 2, 2010. These include elections for a Senate seat, a Gubernatorial race, and many state legislature races.

Federal

United States Senate

Former Republican, now Democratic, Senator Arlen Specter was defeated in a primary election to Joe Sestak who is facing Republican Pat Toomey. In a narrow race, Pat Toomey was victorious over Sestak.

United States House

Twelfth District special election

A special election was held on May 18, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Democratic U.S. Representative John Murtha.[1] On March 8, 2010, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party's Executive Committee nominated Mark Critz, Murtha's former district director.[2] On March 11, a convention of Republicans from the 12th district nominated businessman Tim Burns.[3] The Democrats held the seat in the special election, with Critz defeating Burns.[4] Both, however, will again face-off in November's general election.[5]

General election

All 19 seats will face an election. Pennsylvania is expected to lose one congressional seat after the 2010 census.

State

Governor

A new governor was elected(incumbent Governor Ed Rendell (D) is term limited), Tom Corbett, the Republican, won the general election with 55% of the vote against the Democrat, Dan Onorato, who carried 45% of the final vote.

State Senate

State House of Representatives

Judicial positions

Pennsylvania holds judicial elections in odd-numbered years.

  • Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2010 at Judgepedia

Ballot measures

At least one statewide ballot question has been proposed for the November 2 ballot:
1. Call for a Constitutional Convention

See also

References

  1. ^ Catanese, David (February 17, 2010). "Murtha special election set".  
  2. ^ Becker, Bernie (March 8, 2010). "Dems Choose Nominee for Murtha Seat".  
  3. ^ Faher, Mike (March 12, 2010). "GOP chooses Burns for special election in 12th".  
  4. ^ "Dem Critz holds Murtha's Pa. seat".  
  5. ^  

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