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12:36 p.m. EST, Oct 27 '08
General Information
  • CNN Electoral College Map estimate:
    Leaning Obama
  • 2004 presidential result:
    John Kerry with 51.0 percent
  • Primary results:
    Hillary Clinton (D):
    Margin of victory 10 percentage points
    John McCain (R):
    Margin of victory 57 percentage points
Demographics
  • Population 12,281,054:
    85.4% White
    10.0% Black
    0.1% American Indian/Alaskan native
    1.8% Asian
    0.0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    1.2% Mixed race
    1.5% Other race
  • Median household income: $40,106
  • Percentage income in poverty, 1999: 11.0%
  • Percentage age 65 and up: 15.6%
  • Percentage with college degree: 22.4%
  • Percentage Hispanic: 3.2%
  • Unemployment rate as of June 2008: 5.2%
Current government
  • Governor:
    Ed Rendell (D) re-election 2010
  • U.S. senators:
    Arlen Specter (R) re-election 2010
    Bob Casey Jr. (D) re-election 2012
    • U.S. House delegation:
      11 Democrats, 8 Republicans
    • State Senate:
      21 Democrats, 29 Republicans
    • State House:
      102 Democrats, 101 Republicans

Sources: CNN, Associated Press, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note
• All Times Eastern Standard
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• "Party change" denotes a race where the 2008 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
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