GOP's Fitzpatrick reclaims Pa.'s 8th District

November 2, 2010 8:30:55 PM PDT
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick has reclaimed the seat he lost to Rep. Patrick Murphy and will represent Pennsylvania's 8th District.

Murphy was the first Iraq War veteran in Congress and was challenged by Fitzpatrick, whom he narrowly unseated in 2006. Both the 36-year-old Murphy and 47-year-old Fitzpatrick are lawyers, Roman Catholics and Philadelphia-area natives.

Fitzpatrick has championed open space preservation and supports development of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale region, while Murphy has pushed for troop withdrawals from Iraq and the end of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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