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Pennsylvania 11th District

Candidates

Lou Barletta

Lou Barletta (R)

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Paul Kanjorski*

Paul Kanjorski* (D)*

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Pennsylvania Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans GOP

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

PollDateSampleBarletta (R)Kanjorski (D)Spread
Franklin & Marshall10/8 - 10/12586 RV4035Barletta +5
Daily Kos/R200010/6 - 10/8LV4339Barletta +4
Franklin & Marshall9/9 - 9/14547 RV4435Barletta +9

Race Summary

Ethics issues, questionable earmarks and an unremarkable record, coupled with a near-celebrity opponent, put Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D) atop national Republicans' target list. Kanjorski hasn't faced a real race in decades, and John McCain is likely to win the Scranton-based district, aiding Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta. It's one race in which the "change" mantra may benefit Republicans.

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Kanjorski (D) 72, Leonardi (R) 28
2004: Kanjorski (D) 94, Brenneman (Const.) 6
2002: Kanjorski (D) 56, Barletta (R) 42

President
2004: Kerry (D) 53, Bush (R) 47
2000: Gore (D) 54, Bush (R) 43