U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick gets some help from friends in high places

    As we’ve reported before, the fight for Bucks County’s 1st Congressional District, between Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and Democrat Christina Finello, is a must-watch contest.  An Oct. 6 Public Policy poll showed the two candidates running in a statistical dead heat.

    And that could explain this high-profile text blast that was sent to Republican voters in the district on Tuesday.

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    The 1st District, which includes Bucks and Montgomery counties, has been in Republican hands for a decade. The last Democrat to hold the seat was former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who went on to become an Obama administration official.

    John L. Micek
    A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press