Midterms 2018: A look at Bucks County congressional race

Jim Melwert
November 01, 2018 - 10:22 pm
Bucks County Congressional Race

NORRISTOWN (KYW Newsradio) -- Bucks County has become a battleground as Republicans and Democrats wrestle for control of the U-S House of Representatives. 

Pundits say the congressional race in Bucks County might be the only viable seat for the GOP in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Incumbent Republican Brian Fitzpatrick is trying to fend off a challenge from Democratic challenger Scott Wallace.

While both men agree Washington needs to change the way it does business, they disagree on how that should be done.

Fitzpatrick labels Wallace extreme, and points instead to his own work in Congress with a bipartisan group called the Problem Solvers caucus.

“I am so fearful of our country going down a path where the polar extremes are becoming more exaggerated and the center is shrinking," Fitzpatrick said, "because I think that’s the biggest threat we have to our country.”

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But Wallace counters by trying to pin Fitzpatrick to President Trump.

“You can talk about bipartisanship all you want, talk about being right down the middle," Wallace said, "but if you’re 85 percent with Donald Trump time and again, you are part of the problem.”

It’s become one of the most expensive House races in the country at around $20 million. 

Recent polls have Wallace ahead by a hair, but well within the margin of error.