Elections

Congressman Fitzpatrick Declares Victory Over Andrew Meehan In GOP Primary


Republican incumbent Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick survived his primary challenge Tuesday, according to his campaign.

The incumbent’s campaign declared victory over opponent Andrew Meehan Wednesday.

A full picture of the vote count was not clear as of Wednesday evening, but the Fitzpatrick campaign and the Associated Press appeared confidant enough to call the race in the incumbent’s favor.

In early vote counts, Fitzpatrick and Meehan were separated by about 15 percentage points.

“I am honored that the amazing people of Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District have once again placed their trust and faith in me and our campaign,” Fitzpatrick said in a statement.

Fitzpatrick, who is in his second term, has worked to frame himself as an “independent voice,” while Meehan campaigned as a diehard of President Donald Trump.

Meehan’s campaign did not comment about Fitzpatrick declaring victory.

Fitzpatrick will face off against Democrat Christina Finello in November.

Editor’s Note: Publisher/Editor Tom Sofield’s father, Chris, is Meehan’s campaign manager.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001