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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

PA-06: Lois Murphy to Challenge Gerlach Again

Posted by Tim Tagaris

This was one of the closest races of the 2004 election cycle. Lois Murphy (D), came up just short of upending incumbent Jim Gerlach, approx. 7,000 votes short. If there is a Demcratic groundswell in 2006, Murphy might be just the kind of candidate that gets swept into office along with the tide--but then again, she has the chance to beat him outright even if that doesn't happen. From PoliticsPA.

PoliticsPA has confirmed that Democrat Lois Murphy will again challenge Jim Gerlach in the 6th Congressional District. Murphy will likely this week will hold a press conference announcing her candidacy. [...]

From a senior Democratic source in Washington: "When Lois Murphy announces, she will emerge as one of the strongest Democratic
challengers in the country.

Posted at 06:30 PM in Pennsylvania | Technorati


The press release announcing Lois' candidacy demonstrates that she is up to the challenge of running against an incumbent. By tying Gerlach to DeLay, Lois gives voters in CD-06 a reason to look for someone else to represent them in Congress. And with Lois offering an attractive alternative, I like the Dems' chance of taking this seat.

Go Lois, go!

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