Brian Fitzpatrick has a well-known lineage but he’s lived out of state for awhile.
In an attempt to emphasize the former and mitigate the latter, his campaign’s first TV ad focuses on his family and personal story.
“I’m Brian Fitzpatrick. This is the House I grew up in with seven brothers and sisters; mom and dad still live here today,” the GOP nominee states in front of his childhood home. “Our parents were always teaching us about the importance of family and watching out for the neighborhood.”
Fitzpatrick then transitioned to his career as a prosecutor and FBI agent.
“It’s a lesson I carried with me as a federal prosecutor going after drug dealers who were selling their poison to our kids. And, it’s a lesson I carried with me as an FBI agent sent to Iraq to fight terrorists,” he concluded. “And, as your Congressman, it is a lesson I’ll never forget.”
“There’s a reason why Brian Fitzpatrick doesn’t mention any of the policies he supports in his first television spot,” Santarsiero Campaign Manager Eric Goldman stated. “That’s because Brian — who was recruited by Republican Party bosses to move to Pennsylvania in order to run for Congress under his brother’s name — supports out of touch positions like defunding Planned Parenthood, denying the science behind climate change, refusing to tackle preventable gun violence, and even supporting a right-wing budget that slashes Social Security and Medicare. The fact is that Brian Fitzpatrick’s positions would hurt everyday Pennsylvanians.”
The 8th Congressional District represents all of Bucks County as well as parts of upper Montgomery County.