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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Gerlach launches bid for fourth term in Congress

The Times-Herald in Norristown has a story today on Rep. Jim Gerlach kicking off his bid for a fourth term in Congress.

The Chester County Republican has struggled to win and then to hold the seat in each of his first three runs, but Gerlach is a survivor.

His chances of winning a fourth term have greatly improved. The Democratic Party hasn't been able to find a viable candidate to run against Gerlach this year. Gerlach has also moved away from President Bush on several issues and is now considered a moderate who can appeal to Democrats and independents.

Gerlach's top priorities are the economy, border security, energy independence, improving transportation systems, preserving open space and other environmental issues.

"We have our work cut out for us," Gerlach told the newspaper.

Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District covers parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.

Read the full story on The Times-Herald Web site.

1 comment:

MAD AS BATS said...

Tony, the 6th district also includes Upper Macungie's 3rd district in Lehigh County