Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick defeats Democratic challeger Kathy Boockvar.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick will continue to represent Pennsylvania’s 8th District in Congress. The Republican incumbent defeated Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar. CNN called the race before 11:30 p.m. With 91 percent of the votes counted, Fitzpatrick had 178,557 votes (57 percent) to Bookvar’s 135,927 votes (43 percent). The 8th Congressional District includes Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. Fitzpatrick is a former Bucks County commissioner who was first elected to Congress in 2004. He was defeated in 2006, and was re-elected in 2010. Boockvar, is a lawyer from Doylestown.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy caused widespread power outages, downed trees and damage in Bucks County.
Powerful winds and rain knocked down trees, branches and power lines throughout Bucks County causing widespread damage and power outages. Related Articles: Like us on Facebook to get additional coverage. Sign up for our newsletter for breaking news reports and follow us on Twitter for up-to-the minute coverage.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, attorney general candidate David Freed and State Representative Scott Petri highlighted important issues facing voters as Election Day looms.
If the Republican party is going to succeed nationally and statewide on Election Day on November 6, it will be through getting party members and independents out and to the polls. That was the message State Rep. Scott Petri gave the members of the Northampton Township Business and Professional Association during their monthly meeting at the Spring Mill Country Club Tuesday morning. "We need to have a strong voter turnout," Petri told the audience. "We are about a million behind in our registration efforts." Even though Petri is running unopposed to keep his seat as representative of the 178th congressional district, which includes Richboro and Holland, he showed his support for his colleagues who are facing tougher challenges, including …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
With just over three months until the election, GOP "Super Saturday" aimed to energize grassroots support in Bucks County.
Doylestown Borough Republican committeeman Joe Flood was prepared to spend several hours Saturday knocking on doors with one goal in mind. “We’ve lost a sense of optimism in this country,” he said. “I want to get it back.” Flood was among 50 or so stalwart Republicans who braved oppressive heat and humidity Saturday morning to mark the opening of a “Victory Office” on Broad Street in Doylestown. It was one of dozens of events nationally organized by the GOP to fire up the troops in advance of the November 6 election. “Why are we here?” county GOP chair Pat Poprik asked the sweltering crowd to get things started. “To take back our country,” they shouted in unison. Part pep rally and part training session, the event featured remarks by …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick received the 2011 Humane Champion Award from the Humane Society of the United States.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) was honored with the 2011 Humane Champion Award from the Humane Society of the United States during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. According to a press release from his office, Fitzpatrick earned the award for his leadership on an amendment to prevent the gutting of the Endangered Species Act and for earning a perfect score on the 2011 Humane Scorecard. The 2011 Scorecard included votes on ending agribusiness subsidies, lethal predator control, and the Endangered Species Act and co-sponsorship of priority bills on puppy mills, horse slaughter, animal fighting, and chimpanzees warehoused in laboratories. "I am proud to receive this award from the Humane Society on behalf of their supporters in Bucks, …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Demonstrators to demand jobs are needed and cuts to programs, like Social Security, are not.
Demonstrators are planning to protest in front of Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick's Langhorne office on Wednesday afternoon. The event takes place between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at One Summit Square at 1717 Langhorne-Newtown Road in Langhorne. According to a news release, a coalition of volunteer activists from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare's "Hands Off-No Cuts" campaign and the Bucks County Common Sense Coalition will gather outside of Fitzpatrick's office to demand jobs are needed and cuts to programs, like Social Security, are not. The campaigned was launched to "to stop threatened cuts to three of the nation’s most valued income security and health insurance programs; Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid," …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Pennsylvania 8th District Rep. says he votes in favor for the BULB Act.
Pennsylvania 8th District Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick held a press conference at the Lenox Corporation offices in Bristol Borough Monday to talk about upcoming vote in Washington D.C. over the "Better Use of Light Bulbs" or BULB Act. BULB, if passed by Congress, will repeal two sections of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security (EISA) Act, which set energy standards for light bulbs. EISA, if left unchanged, will have the federal government faze out any light bulb that cannot meet the new energy efficiency standards. The transitional process will start nationwide January 1, 2012 with 100-Watt bulbs and continue onto 75-, 60- and 45-watt bulbs by 2014. "(The EISA Act) wrote provisions which essentially outlawed the incandescent light-bulb as a …