U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick draws second Democratic challenger

U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick talks to fellow Republicans at the Upper Bucks County Republican Club Candidate's Night at the Quakertown Train Station in Quakertown, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (Philadelphia Inquirer Photo/Rich Schultz)

U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick of Bucks County has been targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the country.  We're a year away from the 2014 primary elections and already Fitzpatrick has two Democratic challengers

Shaughnessy Naughton, a trained scientist who now runs her family's publishing business, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on May 1.  Kevin Strouse, a former U.S. Army Ranger, entered the Democratic primary in April.

The National Republican Campaign Committee has taken notice.  That group launched online ads last week targeting Democrats, including Strouse.  The NRCC emailed reporters on Monday, citing "Kevin Strouse's Obamacare problem."  That problem: Strouse's web site currently does not list his position on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

The DCCC last week named Strouse one of its "Jumpstart" candidates and posted an online video today, hoping to stir early interest in candidates taking on Republican incumbents for the U.S. House.

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