Fitzpatrick to face Democrat Christina Finello in key Pennsylvania House race

Fitzpatrick to face Democrat Christina Finello in key Pennsylvania House race
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Rep. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program 2020 Global Tiger Day comes with good news, but Congress still has work to do MORE (R-Pa.) is set to face off against Democrat Christina Finello in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District later this year.

Fitzpatrick won his primary by about 13 points on Tuesday with nearly all precincts reporting, though his lead has grown as mail-in ballots are counted. Finello, the deputy director of the Bucks County Department of Housing and Human Services, trounced her competition by nearly 55 points.

Fitzpatrick, who was first elected to the House in 2016, is a top target for Democrats after hanging on to his Philadelphia-area seat in 2018 by less than 3 points. 

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Finello has cast herself as an ally of everyday Americans.

“The middle-and-working class people of our country will be my priority,” she tweeted after her primary victory.

 

The Cook Political Report rates the race as “lean Republican.”