It’s never fun to admit you’re wrong. It’s really not fun when the outcome of admitting you’re wrong means another tough political battle to fight. My Election Day prediction:
We need to send [Patrick Murphy] home. (Actually, he probably won’t return to the district. He’s been a very good fundraiser for bringing in money outside of the district, so I assume he’ll relocate to DC if he loses & become part of the professional political class.)
At the beginning of the year, we learned that anti-gun former Rep. Patrick Murphy was, in fact, going to stick around the district.
My displaced Congress Critter, Patrick Murphy, has taken a job with an area law firm with ties to DC. Probably helps that the Murphy Campaign finance chairman is a partner at that firm. This hints to me that Murphy may be Fitzpatrick’s next challenger in 2012.
Now, he’s speaking to Democratic groups around the state:
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a prominent Bucks County Democrat, will speak April 1 in Centre County at a county Democratic Committee gathering, the committee announced.
Venturing about 200 miles outside of your home turf after you just lost an election isn’t usually something done out of the goodness of your heart. It usually means you’re trying to find new donors and raise your profile around the state.
It’s redistricting season here in Pennsylvania. Might I suggest that we cut out a little circle around Patrick Murphy’s house & instead of assigning it to another Pennsylvania district, we just give the property to New Jersey? He’d fit in far better on that side of the river.