PA-8: Report: Fitzpatrick’s Brother to Seek Seat
According to Jonathan Tamari of the Inquirer, Brian Fitzpatrick is planning on seeking the Bucks County GOP’s endorsement in the contest.
“I heard that he’s going to run,” PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason told Tamari.
Rumors have been heating up over the last month that Congressman Fitzpatrick’s brother is planning on entering the campaign. The younger Fitzpatrick went so far as to leave the FBI and move here from California.
A number of Republicans have already entered the race, chief among them State Rep. Scott Petri. Former Bucks County Commissioner Andrew Warren, former Bucks County Assistant DA Dean Malik and neuropsychologist Marc Duome are also seeking the nomination.
The 8th district consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.
UPDATE: PoliticsPA reached out to the Petri campaign and received the following response:
Scott has been working for months to put together an organization and team to win the Republican Primary and the General Election. We look forward to a spirited race with whoever decides to run and if Congressman Fitzpatrick’s brother enters the fray we look forward to welcoming him back to Pennsylvania.
UPDATE 2: The Brian Fitzpatrick campaign has announced that he will in fact be running and will formally declare his candidacy today.