GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick secures reelection in Pennsylvania

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick secures reelection in Pennsylvania
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Rep. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickLatest funding bill to reopen the government fails in House GOP maps out early 2020 strategy to retake House A rare display of real political courage 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 ClintonGillibrand announces exploratory committee to run for president on Colbert Former PepsiCo CEO being considered for World Bank chief post: report Live coverage: Trump AG pick grilled on Mueller probe at confirmation hearing MORE in 2016.

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