Politics

Easy road to re-election for Pennsylvania lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Nearly half the Pennsylvania lawmakers whose terms expire at the end of 2014 have no opposition at all this year and can plan to be voting on legislation again come January.

The governor's race may have been getting all the attention, but all 203 state House seats and half the 50-member Senate seats expire this year.

Republicans currently outnumber Democrats in both chambers -- 111 to 92 in the House and 27 to 23 in the Senate.

Democrats are working to make inroads in the lower chamber but hope they can retake control of the Senate.

The wild card in legislative politics this year is at the top of the ticket, where Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has struggled to build momentum and four Democrats are battling for the nomination.


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