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6 congressmen from Pennsylvania not seeking re-election

| Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, 11:00 p.m.
Rep. Bob Brady, D-1st District, speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Rep. Bob Brady, D-1st District, speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Rep  Patrick Meehan (R - 07)
Rep Patrick Meehan (R - 07)
Lou Barletta
Lou Barletta
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy
U.S. Rep. Charles 'Charlie' Dent, R-Lehigh Valley
U.S. Rep. Charles 'Charlie' Dent, R-Lehigh Valley

Six U.S. congressmen from Pennsylvania — including five Republicans — will not seek to hold on to their seats in mid-term elections this fall.

The outcomes of those races could jeopardize the GOP's 238-193 majority in the House.

Here is a look at Pennsylvania congressmen who already have left office or soon will and voter registration in the districts:

1St District

Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia)

Age: 72

Tenure: 1998-2018

Exit: Announced retirement in January in wake of federal corruption charges against two aides.

Voter registration in the district:

Democrats — 337,974

Republicans — 69,526

Other — 54,779

7th District

Patrick Meehan (R-Drexel Hill)

Age: 62

Tenure: 2011-18

Exit: Announced retirement in January after reports that he tapped office funds to end a sexual harassment complaint.

Voter registration in the district:

Republicans — 242,793

Democrats — 181,57

Other — 71,468

9th District

Bill Shuster (R-Everett)

Age: 57

Tenure: 2001-18

Exit: Announced retirement in January, completing term-limited tenure as chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Voter registration in the district:

Democrats — 162,703

Republicans — 20,812

Other — 48,154

11th District

Lou Barletta (R-Hazelton)

Age: 62

Tenure: 2011-18

Exit: Challenging Bob Casey (D-Scranton) for his U.S. Senate seat.

Voter registration in the district:

Republicans — 206,884

Democrats — 184,393

Other — 61,896

15th District

Charlie Dent (R-Allentown)

Age: 57

Tenure: 2005-18

Exit: Announced retirement in September, citing challenging mid-terms and President Trump.

Voter registration in the district:

Democrats — 199,963

Republicans — 185,542

Other — 76,610

18th District

Tim Murphy (R-Mt. Lebanon)

Age: 65

Tenure: 2003-17

Exit: Resigned in October in the wake of allegations he urged his mistress to have an abortion.

Voter registration in the district:

Democrats — 231,236

Republicans — 206,842

Other — 61,769

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