Steve Porter

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Steve Porter was an Independent candidate for the 3rd Congressional District of Pennsylvania

Steve Porter was an Independent candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 3rd Congressional District (map) of Pennsylvania. He was challenging incumbent Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.), but lost the November general election to Democratic nominee Kathy Dahlkemper.[1]

Positions, record and controversies

Porter is also an author, and wrote America's Dying Democracy, a book that explores "the corruption of the American democracy since the Second World War—how and why it occurred and what we might to do stop it and regain the integrity of the American government."[2]


2006 elections

In 2006, Democrats nominated Porter to face Phil English in his November 2006 bid for reelection. English retained his seat.(See U.S. congressional elections in 2006)[3]

2008 elections

Porter was an Independent candidate challenging Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) in the 2008 congressional elections. He lost the November general election, however, to Democratic nominee Kathy Dahlkemper.

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2010 fundraising is not yet available.

Committees and affiliations


Porter will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Porter for Congress
9451 Page Road
Wattsburg, Pennsylvania 16442

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. "Pennsylvania 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008
  2. America's Dying Democracy, Phantom Publishers, retrieved March 25, 2008
  3. 2006 Congressional Elections in Pennsylvania," Center for Responsive Politics.

External resources

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