2014 PA-08: Kevin Strouse (D) v Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R)

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Joseph Robidoux III
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2014 PA-08: Kevin Strouse (D) v Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R)

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If Democrats have any realistic hope in recapturing the majority of the House in 2015 they will need to win the Pennsylvania 8th plus some congressional districts similar to it.


Democrat Kevin Strouse, a former Army Ranger, announced on Thursday that he will challenge [/break1]house.gov/]GOP Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s 8th District.





The district, which almost evenly split its vote in the 2012 presidential contest, is one of the Democrats’ best pickup opportunities. Democrats need to net 17 seats in 2014 to win back the House, and they’ll likely need districts like this one in suburban Philadelphia to get there.








Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in Congress. He was first elected in 2004, was defeated in 2006 by Democrat Patrick J. Murphy, and then beat Murphy in 2010 to return to Capitol Hill. In 2012, Fitzpatrick defeated an underfunded candidate by 14 points.


[/break1]rollcall.com/pennsylvania-fitzpatrick-gets-democratic-challenger/]http://atr.rollcall.com/pennsylvania-fi ... hallenger/According to The Cook Political Report the PA 8th has a 2014 Partisan Voting Index (PVI) of R+1. Republican congresscritters representing a district that is R+1 or worse definitely need to be targeted for defeat.


[/break1]com/application/writable/pdf/2013-04-47.pdf]http://cookpolitical.com/application/wr ... -04-47.pdf

Joseph Robidoux III
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2014 PA-08: Kevin Strouse (D) v Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R)

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Kevin Strouse narrowly won the Democratic primary held May 20 and will face Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick who was unopposed for the Republican nomination.





Democratic Primary


Kevin Strouse..................18,434....51.13%


Shaughnessy Naughton.......17,618....48.87%


[/break1]electionreturns.state.pa.us/Default.aspx?EID=41&ESTID=1&CID=0&OID=11&CDID=0&PID=0&DISTID=0&IsSpecial=0&PageRefID=1]http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ ... ageRefID=1

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