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U.S. House Preview: PA-07

This is the seventh in our series highlighting the U.S. House of Representatives races in the Commonwealth.

7th Congressional District

Susan Wild* (D) | Website | Twitter | Facebook

Age: 65 | Served in Congress since 2019 | BA: American ’78 | Resides: South Whitehall Township

Positions

  • Every single Pennsylvanian deserves access to quality, affordable health care
  • The LGBTQ+ community deserves the same rights and equality under the law as every other American
  • I’m working to increase our educators’ pay and equitably fund public education
  • I will always fight for a woman’s right to control her own body, make her own health care decisions, and have equal rights and protection in the workplace
  • I will always fight to protect Social Security and Medicare and oppose any budget cuts or efforts to privatize these programs

 

Lisa Scheller (R) | Website | Twitter | Facebook

Age: 63 | BS: Colorado ’88; MS: Lehigh ’97 | Resides: Allentown

Positions

  • We need to rein in government spending
  • Keep the regulatory burden low and the government out of the day-to-day operations of our businesses
  • Open up American energy production and reduce our reliance on foreign enemies
  • Secure our Southern Border and impose harsher penalties on drug traffickers
  • I am in favor of term limits for elected officials
  • Would never vote in favor of a law to codify Roe v. Wade
  • Favors concealed carry reciprocity legislation, opposes a ban on semi-automatic firearms and magazines, and opposes a universal background check system

 

In The News

 

Dave Redistricting Partisan Lean: D+3.0 (50.4 – 47.4)

Voter Registration:

  • Overall (512,289): D+7.6 (44.5 – 36.9)
    • Lehigh (237,043): D+12.3 (47.0 – 34.7)
    • Northampton (222,938): D+7.8 (44.2 – 36.4)
    • Carbon (43,933): R+13.8 (49.1 – 35.3)
    • Monroe (8,915): R+16.9 (49.2 – 32.3)

 

2020 Presidential Results: Biden +4.8

2020 Congressional Results: Wild d. Scheller, 52-48

Current Ratings

  • Cook Political Report: Toss-Up
  • Five Thirty Eight: Toss-Up
  • Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Toss-Up
  • RealClearPolitics: Leans R

 

Fundraising Q3

Wild | Raised: $1,728,927 | Spent: $3,292,956 | Cash on Hand: $1,579,342

Scheller | Raised: $775,662 | Spent: $1,423,325 | Cash On Hand: $544,061 | Debts: $860,000

 

CARBON, LEHIGH, MONROE and NORTHAMPTON Counties.
Total population: 764,865

All of CARBON County; All of LEHIGH County; Part of MONROE County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Eldred, Polk and Ross (all blocks except 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2021, 3001, 3003, 3004, 3005, 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4009, 4010 and 4011 of tract 301203) and All of NORTHAMPTON County.

 




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