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Pennsylvania 10th District

Candidates

Chris Carney*

Chris Carney* (D)*

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Chris Hackett

Chris Hackett (R)

Bio | Campaign Site

Pennsylvania Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Competitive House Races: PA-3
| PA-10 | PA-11

2006:
Sen | Gov | PA-4 | PA-6 | PA-7 | PA-8 | PA-10

2004 President:
Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleCarney (D)Hackett (R)Spread
Lycoming College10/19 - 10/23441 LV5035Carney +15
Franklin & Marshall9/30 - 10/5713 RV4833Carney +15
SurveyUSA8/23 - 8/25623 LV4945Carney +4

Race Summary

Rep. Christopher Carney represents a Northeast Pennsylvania district that gave President Bush 60% of the vote in 2004, and where Barack Obama did notably poorly in the state's April primary. That's not a recipe for success for a Democrat, especially one who won by challenging an incumbent with serious personal problems. Republicans are enthusiastic about businessman Chris Hackett (R), who won a competitive primary.

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Carney (D) 53, Sherwood (R) 47
2004: Sherwood (R) 93, Hannevig (Const.) 7
2002: Sherwood (R) 93, Shotko (G) 7

President
2004: Bush (R) 60, Kerry (D) 40
2000: Bush (R) 56, Gore (D) 40