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.


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.