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  PA - District 18 - Special Election
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Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > PA - District 18
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type Special Election
Filing Deadline April 29, 1937 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 11, 1937 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close May 11, 1937 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start May 24, 1937 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1939 - 12:00pm
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler November 05, 2007 09:18pm
Data SourcesMichael J. Dubin, United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, p. 519.
Description Special election held to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Rep. Focht.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/03/1936
NameBenjamin Kurtz Focht Votes49,243 (54.04%)
Term01/03/1937 - 03/27/1937 Margin7,362 (+8.08%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/08/1938
NameRichard M. Simpson Votes53,067 (60.55%)
Term01/03/1939 - 01/03/1941 Margin18,489 (+21.10%)
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Name Richard M. Simpson Lowell H. Alexander  
PartyRepublican Democratic  
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Certified Votes34,104 (57.96%) 24,735 (42.04%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -9,369 (-15.92%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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