Brian Fitzpatrick

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Can’t Escape Trump Back Home
What happens when a Republican in swing district faces his constituents

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., talks with guests during a town hall meeting in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

BENSALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick was not surprised by the first question at his town hall meeting here Tuesday night.

“I’m shocked to get a Donald Trump question tonight,” the Pennsylvania Republican joked, eliciting laughter from the crowd gathered in the Bensalem Township’s Council meeting room prior to the president’s speech in Phoenix

GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Can’t Escape Trump Back Home
What happens when a Republican in swing district faces his constituents

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., talks with guests during a town hall meeting in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

BENSALEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick was not surprised by the first question at his town hall meeting here Tuesday night.

“I’m shocked to get a Donald Trump question tonight,” the Pennsylvania Republican joked, eliciting laughter from the crowd gathered in the Bensalem Township’s Council meeting room prior to the president’s speech in Phoenix

Baseball Game Brings Out Bipartisan Best in Lawmakers
 

Republican Brian Fitzpatrick Elected in Pennsylvania's 8th District
Former FBI agent replaces his brother GOP Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick

Republican Brian Fitzpatrick will replace his brother, GOP Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, in Pennsylvania’s 8th District.

Republican Brian Fitzpatrick will defeat Democrat Steve Santarsiero in Pennsylvania’s 8th District, The Associated Press projects. 

Fitzpatrick led Santarsiero 54 percent to 46 percent with 71 percent of precincts reporting. 

Case for a Wave Election Murky
One swing House district in southeast Pennsylvania suggests Democrats shouldn't get their hopes up just yet

The success of Pennsylvania state Rep. Steve Santarsiero’s run for the state's 8th Congressional District may help signal whether a wave election for Democrats is a possibility. (Courtesy Steve Santarsiero’s Facebook page)

LANGHORNE, Pa. — Steve Santarsiero stood in front of about a dozen supporters, many of whom had slipped on green T-shirts over their sweatshirts or long-sleeved flannels. This was a group, the Democratic House candidate figured, who already understood the importance of his race.

“I’m not going to talk about the overall landscape this year,” he said, speaking inside his small campaign office on a crisp Saturday morning. “I think we’ve discussed it at length, and everybody in this room knows what’s at stake.”

Super PAC Announces $10 Million to Support House GOP Candidates
Congressional Leadership Fund allocating money for TV and digital ad buys

The Congressional Leadership Fund's biggest expenditure — $1.7 million — will be to help support Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., hold on to his seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A super PAC supporting House Republican candidates announced Monday that it would allocate a total of $10 million to 12 races in its first wave of spending for the general election.

The Congressional Leadership Fund plans to spend nearly $7.4 million in broadcast and cable television ad buys, $1.5 million to build ground-game operations in New York and California, and $1.1 million on digital advertising and other political spending.

Millennials Raising Money to Run, But Can They Win?
Both parties can use some fresher faces to promote to voters

Justin Fareed narrowly missed a runoff for a House seat in 2014. (Meredith Dake-O'Connor/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Millennials have a reputation for being lazy, but a bipartisan crop of young congressional candidates is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, which they’ll need, considering they are taking on the political establishment.  

Considering the average age of a House member is 57, both parties could use some fresher faces to promote to voters.