It’s Army vs Navy in Early Run to Unseat Brian Fitzpatrick

Ashley Ehasz, a former Army pilot from Bensalem, whom we profiled last week, has already tossed her goggles into the race for the Democratic primary next May.

Now Paul Fermo, a naval aviator from Yardley, has announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination. His credentials include, besides a tour fighting on the ground in Afghanistan, flying combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan in F/A-18C “Hornet” and F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet” aircraft, which launched from and landed on U.S. aircraft carriers. “Landing a fighter jet going hundreds of miles an hour on the pitching deck of an aircraft carrier is hard,” he writes on his web site.

We’ll see, after that, how he feels about landing the Democratic nomination to take out the so-called moderate Fitzpatrick.

UPDATE: March 25, 2022 Paul Fermo dropped out of the race for Fitzpatrick’s congressional seat. He sent an email to his supporters throwing his support behind Ashley Ehasz, and saying, “I have spent my life serving this country and I believe I have more to give. But good leaders know there’s a time to lead and a time to follow and when to do which.”

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Linda Lee

A former editor and reporter at The New York Times, Linda Lee has written seven books, and started a magazine about real estate and design in Miami. While her interest lies in Bucks County, her family lives near Harrisburg. She has a Shih Tzu named Yolo.

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