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$250K for Fitzpatrick in Q4

By Ben Griffiths and Keegan Gibson

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick begins 2012 with $678,000 on hand, according to his year-end report with the FEC.

With the deadline to submit the financial report looming, Fitzpatrick disclosed that his campaign took in a sizable $248K in the fourth quarter of the 2011 election cycle. All told, the incumbent representing Bucks County took in $1,100,000 last year.

“We will raise sufficient resources to securely win this seat,” Fitzpatrick told PoliticsPA.

Kathryn Boockvar, a Democratic attorney who ran for Pa. Commonwealth Court in 2011, announced she would be challenging Fitzpatrick. Having just filed her candidacy, she did not file an FEC report.

“There would be a robust discussion on how to get people back to work,” Fitzpatrick said of Boockvar. “And what appears to be a very clear distinction between my pro-growth economic policy and her lack of record, lack of leadership, and lack of experience on job creation.”

He also boasted of his independent record; he’s voted with the Republican party 81 percent of the time so far in the 112th Congress, according to the Washington Post Votes Database. It’s the lowest of any Pa. Republican, and the sixth-lowest of the 244 Republicans in the U.S. House.

Fitzpatrick has term limited himself through 2016.

2 Responses

  1. Great job on the fundraising Mike! Kudos to one of the best members of Congress Bucks County has ever had!

  2. No contest in PA-08 as Fitz will win hands down. Very weak Dem challenger here in Bucks. As this is looking like a bad year for Dems in 2012, I am guessing that someone with a lot better chance (maybe someone like State Rep Santarciero) will run in 2014. Go Mike!

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