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About the state

Governor

D

Wolf

Senators

D

Casey

R

Toomey

U.S. House Delegation

D

9

R

9

State House

D

88

R

112

State Senate

D

20

R

28

In 2018, victories in Pennsylvania were critical to helping Democrats win control of the House. At the state level, Democratic control of the Governor’s office has served as an important check on the GOP and vetoed legislation that would restrict reproductive rights, enact gerrymandered districts, and reduce the state’s ability to fight climate change. In 2022, the gubernatorial race will join races up and down the ballot in Pennsylvania that will be critical to maintaining Democratic control of the U.S. House and Senate.

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Target Races in Pennsylvania

Our primary objectives in Pennsylvania are to 1) flip the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Pat Toomey, 2) win competitive U.S. House races in PA-01, PA-07, PA-08, and PA-17, 3) win the governorship, and 4) build Democratic power in the state legislature.

PA-01

R

We need to flip this seat.

Biden won by:

4.6%

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PA-07

D

We need to hold this seat.

Biden won by:

0.8%

PA-08

D

We need to hold this seat.

Biden lost by:

-2.9%

PA-17

D

We need to hold this seat.

Biden won by:

5.8%

What's at stake

Voting rights. In 2021, Gov. Wolf vetoed a bill written by Republicans that would have set earlier deadlines for requesting mail-in ballots and instituted strict voter ID requirements. Republicans in the state senate have also already voted once to approve an amendment that would add voter ID requirements to the state constitution. Meanwhile, information continues to surface about how Pennsylvania lawmakers, notably Rep. Perry and state Sen. Mastriano, were involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results.

Infrastructure. Pittsburgh’s recent bridge collapse is a symptom of a bigger problem. $1.6 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will go to restoring Pennsylvania’s bridges alone, with additional funding for roads, broadband access, and more. Pennsylvania currently has the second highest number of structurally deficient bridges in the country, with 3,000 bridges in poor condition.

Reproductive rights. Gov. Wolf has been a critical defender of abortion access. In the last year, he vetoed three bills that would have limited abortion access for women in Pennsylvania. If Republicans were to secure a trifecta in 2022, with the future of Roe v. Wade uncertain, the Pennsylvania legislature seems certain to pass abortion restrictions.

What's at stake facts updated May, 2022

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Mete / Philadelphia, PA

"I recently did team-building events with my groups in Delaware and New Jersey who are both interested in flipping Pennsylvania. Everyone is ready to go and fully motivated."