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Pennsylvania 3rd District


Kathy Dahlkemper

Kathy Dahlkemper (D)

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Phil English*

Phil English* (R)*

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Pennsylvania Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Competitive House Races: PA-3
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2004 President:
Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleDahlkemper (D)English (R)Spread
Daily Kos/R200010/6 - 10/8LV4841Dahlkemper +7

Race Summary

Rep. Phil English (R) received his lowest winning percentage in 2006 since his first re-election 10 years earlier. He had previously never won less than 60% of the vote. This Erie-based district could flip if voter registration increases in the more Democratic-leaning Erie County. English's opponent, Kathy Dahlkemper (D), is a political neophyte and small-business owner, and appears to be giving English a run for his money. The NRCC is running ads here, so Dahlkemper will need cash to stay competitive.

Previous Election Results

2006: English (R) 54, Porter (D) 42
2004: English (R) 60, Porter (D) 40
2002: English (R) 78, Benson (G) 22

2004: Bush (R) 53, Kerry (D) 47
2000: Bush (R) 51, Gore (D) 46

All Commentary & News Stories

- English Trails In Polls - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- English Proposes New Health-Care Plan - Erie Times-News

- NRCC Launches Ad Hammering Dahlkemper - PolitickerPA

- The Winding Road to Penn.'s 3rd District - The Politico

- PA 03: Dahlkemper (D) +7 - Politics Nation