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GOP moderates in tough spot in swing districts

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 4:50am  ET

STEVE PEOPLES
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) -- Republican congressman Mike Fitzpatrick had been expected to face a tough re-election fight.

Then Fitzpatrick decided to side with GOP leadership in the House and a tea party insisting that a federal spending plan to keep the government open must delay or defund President Barack Obama's health care law.

Now, with a government shutdown stretching into its second week, Fitzpatrick's bid for a second term may be growing even more challenging.

Voters in Fitzpatrick's suburban Philadelphia district are talking about a widening sense of disappointment with their two-term congressman. Amid that talk, Democrats across Pennsylvania and other states are claiming new momentum in their quest to take back the House majority next fall.


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