REPUBLICAN U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick has refused to denounce his party's widely disputed attempt to link his opponent to convicted Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
"Others talk about whatever issues you want - I'm focused on jobs and the economy," the Bucks County Republican said in an interview Thursday.
Asked repeatedly whether he would prefer that the attack be withdrawn so that the race could focus on "jobs and the economy," Fitzpatrick simply repeated his original statement.
Democrat Kathy Boockvar, a Doylestown lawyer challenging Fitzpatrick in the 8th District, has never met, spoken with or legally represented Abu-Jamal. But you wouldn't know that from a blog created by the House GOP caucus' campaign organization that says "Radical Kathy" has "troubling connections" to the controversial figure.