Thursday, November 09, 2006

Fitzpatrick concedes to Murphy

In what could be a watershed event in Bucks County politics, an emotional U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick conceded defeat Wednesday to Democratic Iraq war veteran Patrick Murphy after an excruciatingly tight race that drew national attention.

The Republican came up about 1,500 votes short in the 8th Congressional District — meaning he lost by less than 1 percent of the almost 250,000 ballots cast. If the unofficial results stand, it would be the closest election in the district in a quarter-century.

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