GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick secures reelection in Pennsylvania

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick secures reelection in Pennsylvania
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Rep. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. Fitzpatrick3 ways House Dems can fight climate change when sweeping policy is off the table Midterm results shake up national map House Dems can take on climate change — if they don’t get distracted by Trump 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 ClintonRetired lieutenant general tears into Trump over attacks against Navy SEAL: 'Disgusting' Retired admiral who oversaw bin Laden raid doubles down on Trump criticism Trump dismisses criticism from Navy SEAL who led Osama bin Laden mission MORE in 2016.

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