GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick secures reelection in Pennsylvania

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick secures reelection in Pennsylvania
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Rep. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickThe importance of moderate voters Overnight Health Care: CDC pushes for expanding HIV testing, treatment | Dem group launches ads attacking Trump on Medicare, Medicaid cuts | Hospitals, insurers spar over surprise bills | O'Rourke under pressure from left on Medicare for all Dem group launches ads attacking Trump's 'hypocrisy on Medicare and Medicaid cuts' MORE (R-Pa.) defeated Democrat Scott Wallace on Tuesday to secure his second term in the House.

The two were competing to represent Pennsylvania's 1st District, which was created after a February state Supreme Court decision on redistricting. The new 1st district encompasses most of the former 8th District, which Fitzpatrick previously represented.

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The eastern Pennsylvania district covers the majority of Bucks County and some of Montgomery County, just north of Philadelphia. It is largely urban.

Fitzpatrick is generally considered to be a centrist Republican, and won his first term fairly easily despite the district choosing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Biden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move Assange lawyer says he's declined to cooperate with Nadler's document requests MORE in 2016.

Wallace, director of the Wallace Global Fund, raised almost $10 million for his campaign.