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State Facts

Capitol: Harrisburg
Nickname: Keystone State
Bird: Ruffed Grouse
Motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 52.1%
Mitt Romney: 46.7%

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

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert McCord Democratic 142,311 16.8%
Katie McGinty Democratic 64,754 7.7%
Allyson Schwartz Democratic 149,027 17.6%
Tom Wolf Democratic 488,917 57.9%

2014 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Wolf Democratic 1,920,355 54.9%
Tom Corbett Republican 1,575,511 45.1%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Corbett Republican 373,465 100.0%

2012 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Casey Democratic 3,021,364 53.7%
Tom Smith Republican 2,509,132 44.6%

2010 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Sestak Democratic 568,563 53.9%
Arlen Specter Democratic 487,217 46.1%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joseph Hoeffel Democratic 130,799 12.7%
Dan Onorato Democratic 463,575 45.1%
Jack Wagner Democratic 248,338 24.1%
Anthony Hardy Williams Democratic 185,784 18.1%

2010 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dan Onorato Democratic 1,814,788 45.5%
Tom Corbett Republican 2,172,763 54.5%

2010 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Sestak Democratic 1,948,716 49.0%
Pat Toomey Republican 2,028,945 51.0%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Corbett Republican 589,249 68.7%
Samuel Rohrer Republican 267,893 31.3%

2010 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
K. Peg Luksik Republican 153,154 18.6%
Pat Toomey Republican 671,591 81.4%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Casey Democratic 629,271 84.6%
Chuck Pennacchio Democratic 66,364 8.9%
Alan Sandals Democratic 48,113 6.5%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Rendell Democratic 654,985 100.0%

2006 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Casey Democratic 2,392,984 58.7%
Rick Santorum Republican 1,684,778 41.3%

2006 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Rendell Democratic 2,470,517 60.4%
Lynn Swann Republican 1,622,135 39.6%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lynn Swann Republican 583,658 100.0%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Santorum Republican 561,952 100.0%

2004 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
James Clymer Constitution 220,056 4.0%
Joe Hoeffel Democratic 2,334,126 42.0%
Arlen Specter Republican 2,925,080 52.6%

2004 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arlen Specter Republican 530,839 50.8%
Pat Toomey Republican 513,693 49.2%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Casey Jr. Democratic 539,794 43.5%
Ed Rendell Democratic 702,442 56.5%

2002 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Rendell Democratic 1,913,235 53.4%
Mike Fisher Republican 1,589,408 44.4%

2000 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Foley Democratic 184,003 25.0%
Ron Klink Democratic 299,219 40.7%
Murray Levin Democratic 18,903 2.6%
Bob Rovner Democratic 28,031 3.8%
Allyson Schwartz Democratic 194,783 26.5%

2000 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Klink Democratic 2,154,908 45.5%
Rick Santorum Republican 2,481,962 52.4%

1998 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Bailey Democratic 200,451 38.6%
Ivan Itkin Democratic 255,555 49.2%
William Keisling Democratic 63,696 12.3%

1998 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Cusick Democratic 118,684 24.9%
Bill Lloyd Democratic 236,435 49.6%
Richard Orloski Democratic 121,669 25.5%

1998 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peg Luksik Constitution 315,761 10.4%
Ivan Itkin Democratic 938,745 31.0%
Tom Ridge Republican 1,736,844 57.4%

1998 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dean Snyder Constitution 68,377 2.3%
Bill Lloyd Democratic 1,028,839 34.8%
Arlen Specter Republican 1,814,180 61.3%

1998 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Lingenfelter Republican 82,168 14.7%
Larry Murphy Republican 101,120 18.1%
Arlen Specter Republican 376,322 67.2%