PA-8: Santarsiero Wins Democratic Nomination
The State Representative, who has served the 31st district since 2009, won the PA-8 Democratic nomination with 50,367 votes (60%).
Shaughnessy Naughton, who came up 817 votes short in 2014, suffered a greater defeat tonight. With 61% of the precincts in, she has 33,810 votes (40%).
Meanwhile on the Republican side, Brian Fitzpatrick won his party’s nomination with 78%. This was not a surprise as he is the younger brother of retiring incumbent Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.
This district is rated R+1 and is generally considered the only real toss-up in PA and one of the most competitive seats in the country.
The 8th Congressional District represents all of Bucks County as well as parts of upper Montgomery County.