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State Facts
Capitol:Harrisburg
Nickname:Keystone State
Bird:Ruffed Grouse
Motto:Virtue, Liberty and Independence
Electoral Votes:21
Democrat Delegates:179
Republican Delegates:75
Secretary of State
Name:Carol Aichele
Address:302 North Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone:(717) 787-8727
Fax:(717) 787-1734
Email:None
Website:http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bcel/site/default.asp
Election Vitals
Governor:Tom Corbett (R) next election 2014
Senator:Pat Toomey (R) next election 2016
Senator:Bob Casey (D) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Presidential Primary:April 24, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:54.7%
John McCain:44.3%

2004

John Kerry:51.0%
George Bush:48.5%

2000

Al Gore:50.6%
Ralph Nader:2.1%
George Bush:46.4%

1996

Bill Clinton:49.2%
Ross Perot:9.6%
Bob Dole:40.0%

1992

Bill Clinton:45.1%
Ross Perot:18.2%
George Bush:36.1%

1988

Michael Dukakis:48.4%
George Bush:50.7%
Previous Election Results, other races

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joe SestakDemocratic568,56353.9%
Arlen SpecterDemocratic487,21746.1%

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joseph HoeffelDemocratic130,79912.7%
Dan OnoratoDemocratic463,57545.1%
Jack WagnerDemocratic248,33824.1%
Anthony Hardy WilliamsDemocratic185,78418.1%

2010 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Dan OnoratoDemocratic1,814,78845.5%
Tom CorbettRepublican2,172,76354.5%

2010 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joe SestakDemocratic1,948,71649.0%
Pat ToomeyRepublican2,028,94551.0%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
K. Peg LuksikRepublican153,15418.6%
Pat ToomeyRepublican671,59181.4%

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tom CorbettRepublican589,24968.7%
Samuel RohrerRepublican267,89331.3%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bob CaseyDemocratic629,27184.6%
Chuck PennacchioDemocratic66,3648.9%
Alan SandalsDemocratic48,1136.5%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ed RendellDemocratic654,985100.0%

2006 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ed RendellDemocratic2,470,51760.4%
Lynn SwannRepublican1,622,13539.6%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bob CaseyDemocratic2,392,98458.7%
Rick SantorumRepublican1,684,77841.3%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Lynn SwannRepublican583,658100.0%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rick SantorumRepublican561,952100.0%

2004 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
James ClymerConstitution220,0564.0%
Joe HoeffelDemocratic2,334,12642.0%
Arlen SpecterRepublican2,925,08052.6%

2004 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Arlen SpecterRepublican530,83950.8%
Pat ToomeyRepublican513,69349.2%

2002 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bob Casey Jr.Democratic539,79443.5%
Ed RendellDemocratic702,44256.5%

2002 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ed RendellDemocratic1,913,23553.4%
Mike FisherRepublican1,589,40844.4%

2000 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tom FoleyDemocratic184,00325.0%
Ron KlinkDemocratic299,21940.7%
Murray LevinDemocratic18,9032.6%
Bob RovnerDemocratic28,0313.8%
Allyson SchwartzDemocratic194,78326.5%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ron KlinkDemocratic2,154,90845.5%
Rick SantorumRepublican2,481,96252.4%

1998 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Don BaileyDemocratic200,45138.6%
Ivan ItkinDemocratic255,55549.2%
William KeislingDemocratic63,69612.3%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Richard CusickDemocratic118,68424.9%
Bill LloydDemocratic236,43549.6%
Richard OrloskiDemocratic121,66925.5%

1998 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Peg LuksikConstitution315,76110.4%
Ivan ItkinDemocratic938,74531.0%
Tom RidgeRepublican1,736,84457.4%

1998 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Dean SnyderConstitution68,3772.3%
Bill LloydDemocratic1,028,83934.8%
Arlen SpecterRepublican1,814,18061.3%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tom LingenfelterRepublican82,16814.7%
Larry MurphyRepublican101,12018.1%
Arlen SpecterRepublican376,32267.2%
Demographics
Population12,709,630
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up15.5%

Ethnicity

Percentage White81.9%
Percentage Black10.8%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.6%
Percentage Asian2.7%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race1.9%
Percentage Other Race2.4%
Percentage Hispanic5.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic White79.4%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black10.4%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English10.1%

Income

Median Household Income$49,288
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200913.4%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity19.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas50.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal1.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil19.8%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up46.0%
Percentage with a College Degree27.3%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers36.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers24.7%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers13.5%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate8.1%
Unemployment Monthly Change-0.1%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples47.4%
Percentage Married Couples with Children17.8%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work40.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.2%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
April 24, 2012Presidental Dem Primary
April 24, 2012Presidental GOP Primary
2008
April 22, 2008Presidental Dem Primary
April 22, 2008Presidental GOP Primary

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Tuesday, October 16
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Quinnipiac
Obama 50
Romney 46
Obama + 4
Wednesday, August 01
Pennsylvania
CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac
Obama 53
Romney 42
Obama + 11
Wednesday, July 11
Pennsylvania
WeAskAmerica
Obama 47
Romney 40
Obama + 7
Pennsylvania
WeAskAmerica
Casey 53
Smith 39
Casey + 14
Wednesday, June 27
Pennsylvania
Quinnipiac
Casey 49
Smith 32
Casey + 17
Pennsylvania
Quinnipiac
Obama 45
Romney 39
Obama + 6
Tuesday, June 12
Pennsylvania
Quinnipiac
Casey 51
Smith 32
Casey + 19
Pennsylvania
Quinnipiac
Obama 46
Romney 40
Obama + 6
Wednesday, June 06
Pennsylvania
Franklin & Marshall
Casey 42
Smith 21
Casey + 21
Pennsylvania
Franklin & Marshall
Obama 48
Romney 36
Obama + 12
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