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Moderate Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Gerlach to retire
yahoo news ^
Posted on 01/06/2014 12:37:35 PM PST by amnestynone
Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach, one of a shrinking number of Republican moderates in the U.S. House, said Monday he will retire from Congress at the end of this term. Gerlach said it's "simply time for me to move on to new challenges and to spend more time with my wife and family." The six-term congressman's decision opens up a district anchored in Philadelphia's western suburbs and rural areas on either side of Reading, as well as a coveted seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Gerlach has routinely had relatively close elections, though the latest round of redistricting made his seat more GOP-friendly. Gerlach's plans aren't clear, though spokesman Kori Walter said Gerlach "is not running for any elected office in 2014."
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: gerlach; jimgerlach; pennsylvania; philadelphia; reading; retirement; rmsp
This should be a hold but it won't be by a tea party canddiate.
posted on 01/06/2014 12:40:40 PM PST
by Drill Thrawl
(The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach, one of a shrinking number of Republican moderates in the U.S. House, said Monday he will retire from Congress at the end of this term.
See, the Dumbocrapic roster of moderates can't shrink because it's already zero. You can't shrink below zero.
posted on 01/06/2014 12:43:03 PM PST
by Still Thinking
(Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
> Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach, one of a shrinking number of Republican moderates in the U.S. House...
Partisan media shills ping. Thanks amnestynone.
posted on 01/06/2014 1:48:55 PM PST
Moderate Pennsylvanian GOP? What he only wanted the gas tax increased 25 cents instead of 28.5?
posted on 01/06/2014 3:04:40 PM PST
(Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
posted on 01/06/2014 3:06:47 PM PST
To: madprof98; amnestynone; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; randita; Viennacon; ...
Neither. But he is otherwise moderate.
Another surprise retirement by a Republican in a competitive district. Good thing this will probably be a good year.
posted on 01/07/2014 6:30:39 PM PST
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