Incumbent Democratic Rep. Susan Wild, left, and Republican challenger Lisa Scheller, candidates in the 7th Congressional District, shake hands after their televised debate Oct. 21, 2022, at PBS 39 studios hosted by / Photo by Donna Fisher

At nearly $14M, fight for 7th Congressional District was Pa.’s priciest House race

BY: - February 6, 2023

Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild won a 3rd term, defeating Republican Lisa Scheller in the bellwether seat.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild greets voters Tuesday as she leaves after voting at Calvary Temple, South Whitehall Township. Early the next morning, she declared victory to represent the 7th District for a third term. / Photo by Donna Fisher, contributor to

Once on the bubble: How Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild won re-election

BY: - November 13, 2022

The road back to Washington in the bellwether 7th Congressional District ran through Northampton County.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District

Democrat Susan Wild declares victory over Republican Scheller in 7th Congressional District

BY: - November 9, 2022

Other Lehigh Valley races had clearer winners, including two that lacked incumbents because of redistricting and one due to a primary upset.

When it comes to Congress, the Lehigh Valley is king of swing | Analysis

BY: - November 8, 2022

Elections over the last three decades prove that voters pick Republicans and Democrats to represent them on Capitol Hill.

Republican Lisa Scheller, left, and Democratic incumbent Susan Wild, congressional candidates for the 7th District, shake hands after their debate Oct. 6 at Muhlenberg College, Allentown. The second half of the debate will air on “Business Matters” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 on WFMZ-TV. / Photo by Donna Fisher

In the Lehigh Valley’s 7th District, Democrat Wild rakes in cash, Republican Scheller spends on ads

BY: - October 17, 2022

Records show incumbent U.S. Rep. Susan Wild with $1.5M left. Challenger Lisa Scheller has $544K.

Republican Lisa Scheller making her second bid in 7th Congressional District

BY: - October 9, 2022

The GOP hopeful has hit her opponent, incumbent Democratic U.s. Rep. Susan Wild, on inflation, ties to Biden.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District

In a bellwether Pa. seat, Democrat Susan Wild touts record as she pursues third term

BY: - October 6, 2022

She's facing Republican Lisa Scheller in a rematch in the redrawn 7th Congressional District.

How Carbon County voters could decide the winner of 7th Congressional District

BY: - October 3, 2022

“Carbon will play a key role in deciding District 7,” Carbon County Democratic Chairperson Tina Henninger said. “So the swingiest area (Lehigh Valley) in the swingiest state (Pennsylvania) now has Carbon County as a wild card.”

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District

GOP continues to erode Democrats’ voter edge in 7th Congressional District

BY: - August 9, 2022

Republicans have 188,245 registered voters in the bellwether district – a  gain of 4,793 since a March release of numbers.


Are these 2 Pa. U.S. House races the canary in the coal mine for Trump? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 12, 2020

A bellwether once more: What new polling in the Lehigh Valley tells us to expect in November.