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2016 Contested Philadelphia Primary Candidates

While most people will be focused on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, there are lots of pretty important down ticket races up for election this primary season. We are electing Statewide row offices including the open Attorney General seat, now that AG Kane has decided not to run for re-election. Our Conservative Republican United States Senator, Pat Toomey, is up for re-election, with a crowded field of Democratic contenders. Embattled Congressman Chaka Fattah is facing several challengers in his 2nd Congressional District Race. And finally, there are a bunch of competitive State Senate and State Representative Primary races across the city. To keep tabs on what is going on, bookmark this chart. We will do our best to add useful information as the campaign progresses.  

PositionNameStatusOffice/DistrictOffice Order
1CLINTON, HILLARYApprovedPresident (Statewide)1
2SANDERS, BERNARDApprovedPresident (Statewide)1
3DE LA FUENTE, ROQUE "ROCKY"ApprovedPresident (Statewide)1
1VODVARKA, JOSEPH JOHNApprovedUS Senator (Statewide)2
2FETTERMAN, JOHN KApprovedUS Senator (Statewide)2
3SESTAK JR., JOSEPH A.ApprovedUS Senator (Statewide)2
4MCGINTY, KATIEApprovedUS Senator (Statewide)2
1MORGANELLI, JOHNApprovedAttorney General (Statewide)3
2SHAPIRO, JOSHUA DApprovedAttorney General (Statewide)3
3ZAPPALA II, STEPHEN AApprovedAttorney General (Statewide)3
1TORSELLA, JOSEPH M.ApprovedState Treasurer (Statewide)4
2KNOLL, ALBERT BAKERWithdrawnState Treasurer (Statewide)4
1GORDON, BRIAN ANTHONYChallengedUS Congress (2nd Congressional)5
2FATTAH, CHAKAApprovedUS Congress (2nd Congressional)5
3EVANS, DWIGHTApprovedUS Congress (2nd Congressional)5
4MUROFF, DANIEL RApprovedUS Congress (2nd Congressional)5
1FARNESE JR, LAWRENCE MApprovedState Senator (1st Senatorial)6
2MORLEY JR, JOHN HApprovedState Senator (1st Senatorial)6
1STREET, SHARIF TApprovedState Senator (3rd Senatorial)6
2WILLIAMS, DESHAWNDA LENEEChallengedState Senator (3rd Senatorial)6
1SABATINA JR, JOHN PApprovedState Senator (5th Senatorial)6
2BOYLE, KEVIN JApprovedState Senator (5th Senatorial)6
1SULLIVAN, SEAN R.ApprovedState Representative (175th Legislative )7
2OBRIEN, MICHAEL HApprovedState Representative (175th Legislative )7
1DAWKINS, JASON TChallengedState Representative (179th Legislative )7
2CLAY JR, JAMES WChallengedState Representative (179th Legislative )7
1THOMAS, W. CURTISApprovedState Representative (181st Legislative )7
2WALKER JR, KENNETH TApprovedState Representative (181st Legislative )7
1LANNI JR, LOUIS DApprovedState Representative (182nd Legislative )7
2WAXMAN, BENJAMIN ROBERTApprovedState Representative (182nd Legislative )7
3SNYDER, MARNI JOChallengedState Representative (182nd Legislative )7
4SIMS, BRIAN K.ChallengedState Representative (182nd Legislative )7
1LOGAN, WANDAApprovedState Representative (190th Legislative )7
2BAILEY, RAYMOND HApprovedState Representative (190th Legislative )7
3JOHNSON-HARRELL, MOVITAApprovedState Representative (190th Legislative )7
4BROWN, VANESSA L.ApprovedState Representative (190th Legislative )7
5HOWARD, REGINALD LOUISApprovedState Representative (190th Legislative )7
6SMITH, THEODORE AApprovedState Representative (190th Legislative )7
7THOMAS, DARRYL EApprovedState Representative (190th Legislative )7
1JONES, STEVENApprovedState Representative (192nd Legislative )7
2CEPHAS, MORGAN BApprovedState Representative (192nd Legislative )7
3JOHNSON, JESTINEChallengedState Representative (192nd Legislative )7
4SANTANA, EDWINApprovedState Representative (192nd Legislative )7
5SAVAGE, LYNWOOD WApprovedState Representative (192nd Legislative )7
1DELISSIO, PAMELA AApprovedState Representative (194th Legislative )7
2STEVENS, SEAN PATRICKApprovedState Representative (194th Legislative )7
1BULLOCK, DONNAApprovedState Representative (195th Legislative )7
2IZZARD, JAMAR TApprovedState Representative (195th Legislative )7
3MOORE, JIMMIEApprovedState Representative (195th Legislative )7
4JONES, DONNELL LAMARChallengedState Representative (195th Legislative )7
1CURRY, BOBBIE TApprovedState Representative (200th Legislative )7
2COOK ARTIS, TONYELLE KApprovedState Representative (200th Legislative )7
3RABB, CHRISTOPHER MApprovedState Representative (200th Legislative )7
1SOLOMON, JARED GChallengedState Representative (202nd Legislative )7
2COHEN, MARK BApprovedState Representative (202nd Legislative )7