Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Lois Murphy has announced plans to run again against Jim Gerlach for his 6th district U.S. Congressional seat in 2006. This is a sprawling (read: heavily gerrymandered) district west of Philadelphia that winds from Ardmore out to Pottstown and Coatesville (see PDF map of the district here). Murphy is likely to face primary opposition this time around, in addition to a well-funded opponent in the fall, but she will have more name recognition as well as likely outside support. Could be another nailbiter for PA.