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  Dent, Charles W.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-02  
 
NameCharles W. Dent
Address801 Hamilton Mall
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://dent.house.gov/
Born May 24, 1960 (60 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedPaul
Feb 05, 2013 03:03pm
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InfoCharlie Dent is a Republican Member of Congress, representing the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania.

Dent was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004, succeeding Pat Toomey, who left the seat to challenge Arlen Specter for the U.S. Senate. He currently represents Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional district.

Before being elected to the United States Congress, Dent was a member of the Pennsylvania State House from 1991-1999 and the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1999-2004. He has also been a college fundraiser, an electronics salesman, a hotel clerk and a congressional aide.

During his 2004 campaign, Dent said he would use his platform in Congress to prevent other states from shipping waste into Pennsylvania and to secure funds to build a new bridge across the Lehigh River in Allentown. He has said that he supports abortion rights and expanding embryonic stem cell research.

Dent represents a Pennsylvania Congressional district, comprised of Lehigh County and Northampton County, that is considered politically important nationally, since it is usually heavily contested, with neither Republicans nor Democrats having being able to win the district consistently. In the 2004 election, both President George W. Bush and his Democratic challenger, John Kerry, visited the district with regularity in an effort to win its swing voters.

Dent is a proponent of alternative energy sources and is one of the four founding members of the House Hydrogen Fuel Cell Caucus.

Dent resides in Allentown. He is married to Pamela Dent and has three children.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/05/2010-10/13/2010 Muhlenberg College 55.00% ( 2.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 2.0)
04/19/2010-04/27/2010 Muhlenberg College 53.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 21, 2018 02:15pm News Former GOP Rep. Charlie Dent joins CNN  Article PA Indy 
Feb 27, 2009 09:00am News Dent: Do canal boats look like terrorism threats to you?  Article ScottĀ³ 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  05/17/2022 PA US Senate - R Primary ???
  11/08/2016 PA District 15 Won 58.39% (+20.37%)
  04/26/2016 PA District 15 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 PA District 15 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/20/2014 PA District 15 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 PA - District 15 Won 56.75% (+13.50%)
  04/24/2012 PA District 15- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 PA - District 15 Won 53.55% (+14.55%)
  05/18/2010 PA - District 15 - R Primary Won 82.82% (+65.63%)
  11/04/2008 PA - District 15 Won 58.57% (+17.14%)
  04/22/2008 PA - District 15 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 PA - District 15 Won 53.57% (+10.08%)
  05/16/2006 PA - District 15 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/16/2006 PA - District 15 - D Primary Lost 18.89% (-58.76%)
  11/02/2004 PA - District 15 Won 58.61% (+19.23%)
  04/27/2004 PA - District 15 - R Primary Won 51.50% (+18.72%)
  11/05/2002 PA State Senate 16 Won 65.15% (+30.29%)
  11/03/1998 PA State Senate 16 Won 59.43% (+18.86%)
  11/05/1996 PA State House 132 Won 67.49% (+34.97%)
  11/08/1994 PA State House 132 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 PA State House 132 Won 65.70% (+31.39%)
  11/06/1990 PA State House 132 Won 53.75% (+7.51%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  05/15/2018 PA District 07 - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-50.49%)
ENDORSEMENTS
PA US President - Nov 03, 2020 D Joe Biden
PA US Senate - R Primary - May 15, 2018 R Lou Barletta
PA US President - R Primary - Apr 26, 2016 R John Kasich
PA US Senate - R Primary - May 18, 2010 R Pat Toomey
PA US President - R Primary - Apr 22, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
FEC COMMITTEES
C00386847 Charlie Dent for Congress $ 812302.62