PA-8: Fitzpatrick Jumps Into the Race

Brian-FitzpatrickBrian Fitzpatrick has officially tossed his hat into the ring.

The incumbent Congressman’s younger brother, Fitzpatrick was a FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in California.

“The time is now to restore integrity and honor to our nation’s capital. Our government is broken. People have lost faith in the system: Corruption is rampant in our nation’s capital and Harrisburg. And all the while, too many politicians prefer to be political ideologues, rather than the problem solvers we need,” Fitzpatrick stated. “I believe I have the experience and background to be the leader Bucks and Montgomery counties deserve. Serving in the FBI was an honor of my life, but it’s clear I’m needed here.”

“Together, we will build a strong America again – one that is respected, united and proud. One that works together to get things done,” Fitzpatrick concluded. “As of today, this campaign is storming out of the gates like American Pharaoh and we will not stop until victory is achieved for the American people.”

Other Republicans competing for the nomination are State Rep. Scott Petri, former Bucks County Commissioner Andrew Warren, former Bucks County Assistant DA Dean Malik and neuropsychologist Marc Duome.

Fitzpatrick’s older brother, Mike, is retiring after serving from 2005 to 2007 and 2011 to 2017.

The 8th district consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.

January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 11 Comments

11 thoughts on “PA-8: Fitzpatrick Jumps Into the Race”

  1. Brad Kirsch says:

    A writer just said we should go with the usual old Republican slight of hand while describing our new Carpetbagger Fitzpatrick is of a Bucks family and your Democratic Candidate Santarsierro doesn’t make the grade because he is not a Bucks born candidate and he has only been in Bucks for twenty years.

    News is that many of our residents were born out of Bucks County and the Republican theme is one of exclusion of immigrants – even American ones who were born out of county! It is time for this regressive social snobbism to cease!

    The usual and ordinary succession of Republicans must be examined as they have now turned to become a regressive self absorbed group of big government for the old guard and small government for the middle class when it comes to the real needs of the middle class people in Bucks County.

    It is time to recognize that this nation suffers from parochial old guard thinking that has not kept pace with the needs for a government that must work to protect the middle class from the type of thinking that baronies such as the one attempting to rule by family name exhibit. We are in the 21st Century not the 18th.

  2. Patrick says:

    Santerseiro or Shaughessey-Naughton are going to have a real tough time painting Fitzpatrick as “carpetbagger”. Santerseiro a North Jersey native who only moves here 20 years ago against a born and bred Bucks County boy who gets transferred all over the country by the FBI. If Bucks County Dem party had more home grown talent they could potentially make the charge stick.

  3. rsklaroff says:

    “End all GOP political dynasties. Put in a good *Conservative* to fix the broken Congress his brother has been a part of.”

  4. gulagPittsburgh says:

    End all GOP political dynasties. Put in a good Democrat to fix the broken Congress his brother has been a part of.

  5. Tired says:

    So his message is: Washington is broken (after 6 years of my brother), but it is clear I am needed to fix it. Because, ya know, my brother broke toys when we were little and I fixed those, so…

    I seem to recall Pat Poprick screwing up a Prothonotary’s race the same way; does she go after Fitz loses this race…and the Lower End realizes that union members aren’t Republicans except in Bensalem where they are paid off?

  6. rsklaroff says:

    The entire presentation of his candidacy consists of phrases that, except for the FBI-reference, could have been issued by a candidate of either party!

    “The time is now to restore integrity and honor to our nation’s capital. Our government is broken. People have lost faith in the system: Corruption is rampant in our nation’s capital and Harrisburg. And all the while, too many politicians prefer to be political ideologues, rather than the problem solvers we need….I believe I have the experience and background to be the leader Bucks and Montgomery counties deserve….Together, we will build a strong America again – one that is respected, united and proud. One that works together to get things done….As of today, this campaign is storming out of the gates like American Pharaoh and we will not stop until victory is achieved for the American people.”

    Too sad.

  7. James says:

    Thank God. I thought we would have to live with Scott Petri as the Republican candidate. I don’t see Brian Fitzpatrick as a carpetbagger. He was serving and protecting the country as a member of the FBI.

  8. BucksVoter says:

    Brother Brian is spitting out nothing but cliche-filled messages. Voters should see right through this carpetbagger.

  9. Snow day says:

    He’s so impressive. I never imagined someone would float back into bucks county a few months before the primary and presume to represent me in congress after living in California for years. Way to upset the Republican primary because your brother is a congressman and he wants to maintain influence by keeping a hand in things.

  10. Buckscountyresident says:

    Brian doesn’t even know that the pride of Bucks County will always Smarty Jones.

  11. Scott says:

    Looking at the various media outlet accounts of the launch of Brian Fitzpatrick’s campaign, it was quite the debut. From where I sit, Fitzpatrick is not your typical politician which is refreshing. He came across as sincere and his real world qualifications are quite impressive.

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