In this Oct. 3, 2013, photo Democratic Congressional hopeful Kevin Strouse, who is running in Pennsylvania's 8th District, talks on the phone at his campaign office in Bristol, Pa. Republican Rep. ... more 
In this Oct. 3, 2013, photo Democratic Congressional hopeful Kevin Strouse, who is running in Pennsylvania's 8th District, talks on the phone at his campaign office in Bristol, Pa. Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick always had been expected to face a tough re-election fight. Then he sided with GOP leadership 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. Strouse, one of the Democratic opponents, has used the shutdown to try and paint Fitzpatrick as too conservative for the district. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Rourke
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 3:43 AM EDT