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A well-liked moderate who long fought cancer

Jan 07, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Michael G. Fitzpatrick, 56, a longtime Republican politician who rose from Bucks County commissioner to congressman, and whose nonconsecutive terms reflected two of the biggest electoral waves of the last quarter-century, died Monday, Jan. 6, after a battle with cancer.

His death was confirmed by the office of his brother, U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick.

"My heart is broken. My big brother Mike was my hero and my best friend," Brian Fitzpatrick tweeted, referencing his brother's 12-year...