The Keystone State is chock full of targets for Democrats after the state Supreme Court redrew the state's map in February. If every race were to go their way, they could pick up six seats — a quarter of the 23 they need for a majority. But great candidates are as critical as favorable districts, and days before the May 15 primary, Democrats risk nominating a badly flawed candidate against GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in Bucks County's 1st CD.
Fortunately for Democrats, there are other redrawn Pennsylvania seats where they're virtually guaranteed to replace outgoing Republicans. The easiest slam dunk is in the new 5th CD, where GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan just resigned. Democrats are heavy favorites to win a November 6 special election for his unexpired term (held under the old lines in PA-07) and certain to win the full term the same day (under the new PA-05 lines).
PA-01: Brian Fitzpatrick (R) - Southeast: Bucks County Toss Up. By the numbers, Democrats should have a great shot at unseating Fitzpatrick. In February, Pennsylvania's court-ordered redistricting added heavily Democratic
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