Friday, June 2, 2017

Take Back the House 2018: Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District

Republican Mike Fitzgerald defeated the incumbent Democrat Patrick Murphy in 2010.  Fitzgerald has won the subsequent 2 elections. Steve Santarserio, the 2016 Democratic candidate, cut the 2014 margin of victory by 15 percentage points running against Brian Fitzgerald, Mike's brother.

Source:  Ballotpedia

House Democrats Eye Districts Where Trump Won by Narrow Margin.   (Morning Consult, 6/1/2017)
Trump won 48.2 percent to Clinton’s 48 percent. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, who replaced his brother, former Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, won the seat by about 9 points. Democrats last held the seat during a period of Republican unpopularity in the 2006 and 2008 cycles, with Barack Obama winning by 7.5 points in 2008.

Source:  govtrack

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