Republican Primary Candidate Suspends Campaign

And then there were two.

Two Republican candidates are moving forward to the May primary election.

Lower Makefield resident Valerie Mihalek announced on Friday night on social media that she was suspending her campaign. The announcement leaves incumbent Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and challenger Dean Malik in the sprint.

Mihalek’s posted a letter explaining an error that created an issue for the campaign. In the letter, Mihalek reflects on the experience she has had in running for office.

“As you can imagine, though, running for political office has a lot of moving parts,” Mihalek wrote in the letter.

The campaign received more than 1,200 valid Republican signatures from the First Congressional District, but due to a technical problem, Mihalek thought it necessary to suspend the campaign. Mihalek’s value of integrity in the campaign caused the Bucks Countian to suspend her campaign.

The letter went on to say that Mihalek and her staff will be looking at options for the future but does not go into detail about what the options may include.

“We are proud of our accomplishments and believe we have made a mark on the community,” Mihalek wrote.

“I will continue to advance causes in the community that are important to all Americans and try to bring a voice to those who feel like they have none. The campaign has and remains about serving the people with compassion and integrity.  I look forward to continuing to make an impact as we move forward,” Mihalek said in an email to NewtownPANow.com.


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Erich Martin

Erich Martin attended Bucks County Community College for two years where he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Centurion, the college newspaper. Erich is currently attending Temple University in order to complete his degree in Journalism. Erich was recognized at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards in 2014 for general news. In downtime, Erich enjoys spending time with friends and family. Aside from spending time with family and reporting news, Erich loves getting engrossed in a great game, book, or movie.