Strouse, an ex-Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan and Iraq before working for the CIA, competed for the nomination against chemist and businesswoman Shaughnessy Naughton.
Altogether, he received 18,428 or 51.13% of the vote. Naughton, meanwhile compiled 17,610 votes or 48.87%. As of now, all 342 precincts are in.
The Democratic nominee was an early DCCC recruit and has been the beneficiary of support from some of the party’s leadership. Strouse also held the monetary advantage, which allowed him to be the only candidate on TV.
The 8th congressional district consists of all of Bucks County as well as parts of upper Montgomery County. Fitzpatrick represented the district from 2005 to 2007 and from 2011 until the present day.