Mike Fitzpatrick has entered the 2016 campaign.
The popular incumbent, who has won four of his five congressional contests, was re-elected by a 62% to 38% margin in 2014. He is also GOP nominee Brian Fitzpatrick’s older brother.
With the PA-8 contest between Fitzpatrick and Democratic nominee State Rep. Steve Santarsiero widely considered a toss-up, Mike is coming to his brother’s aid.
“Had enough of the partisan bickering? We’ve all seen the ads, but here’s the truth,” Congressman Fitzpatrick began. “Brian Fitzpatrick grew up in this home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. How do I know? He’s my brother.”
“And I can tell you, he’s not about solving problems as a Republican or a Democrat. He’s about solving problems as an American,” he concluded. “That’s why we need my brother in Congress.”
According to Brian Fitzpatrick’s campaign, this commercial is the focus of a six-figure media buy.
The 8th Congressional District represents all of Bucks County as well as parts of upper Montgomery County.