Fattah Retains 2nd District, Calls for Action
With sources calling a win for Fattah, the representative looks twoard the new year.
Chaka Fattah, the incumbent Democratic representative for Cheltenham and the rest of the 2nd Congressional district, easily retained his seat in Tuesday's election, cruising to an easy victory over Republican challenger Robert Allen Mansfield and independent James Foster. Fattah has served as the district's representative since 1995.
With 98.8 percent of state districts reporting early Wednesday, Fattah had collected more than 89 percent of the vote.
Fattah said that, with this win, he was going to be focused on working with house Republicans on fiscal issues.
"Both the Bush tax cuts and the Obama tax cuts automatically expire on Dec. 31 in a way that no one will want, so we have to come to some kind of agreement," he said. "It's going to take some bi-partisan agreement.
Through Farrah said that he thinks President Barack Obama will score a win Tuesday night, he said that even if Governor Mitt Romney wins the election, the house will have a "roadmap" for how to proceed with the economy.
"The only things that Congerss has done in the last two years are, by law, what we had to do. Because these tax cuts will automatically happen, we will be forced to take action."