Fitzpatrick maintains congressional seat
Journal Register News Service
As Bucks County Commissioners Chairman Robert Loughery put it, things were “bittersweet” for Republicans in Bucks County on election night.
While President Barack Obama took Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes Tuesday, the 8th Congressional District, which includes all of Bucks County and portions of Montgomery County, reelected Republican Mike Fitzpatrick for the U.S. House of Representatives.
With almost all of the precincts reporting, Fitzpatrick won more than 56 percent of the popular vote over Doylestown attorney Kathy Boockvar.
“I recognize that I am being sent to the nation’s capital at a VHUY GLIfiFUOW WLPH LQ our nation’s history,” Fitzpatrick said, citing the coun- try’s unemployment rate and the national debt.
Fitzpatrick vowed to work on lowering the nation’s debt and promised to “do more with less” in terms of tax funds. He also commented on Gov. Mitt Romney’s loss of Pennsylvania to Obama.
“Bucks County performed well and admirably for Gov. Romney,” he said. “I know he was proud of us.”
Fitzpatrick recalled Romney’s visit to Shady Brook Farms Nov. 4 as part of the presidential nominee’s campaign.
“Gov. Romney could have come anywhere last Sunday, but he came to Bucks County,” he said.
Loughery also remembered Romney’s visit to the county, recalling it as “full of great energy” and “electrifying.”
Loughery said he was happy to see Fitzpatrick win the race, but was disappointed at the news of Romney’s loss.