The electoral wave that carried dozens of newcomers into the House of Representatives didn't touch every incumbent in the region.
Three Democrats in and around Philadelphia retained their congressional seats, as did one Republican in the western suburbs.
Democrat Bob Brady had it easiest. Brady, the chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, was unopposed in his bid for a seventh term representing the First Congressional District.
In the neighboring Second District, which includes parts of the city and Montgomery County, Democrat Chaka Fattah won his eighth term with a victory over Republican Rick Hellberg, who owns a financial-services firm and had the backing of some tea party supporters.