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April 23, 2008

Roggio’s Primary Results Demonstrate the 6th District is ready for change

MALVERN, PA – Bob Roggio, Democratic nominee for Congress in the 6th district, received more than twice as many votes as Republican incumbent Jim Gerlach in yesterday’s primary contest in Pennsylvania.1

“I am incredibly grateful to the primary voters who came out yesterday,” said Roggio. “The enormous turnout numbers are extremely encouraging as we head into the general election.”

Roggio spent the day traveling across the 6th district to different polling locations. His day began in Narberth, Montgomery County, with stops through Chester County, and ended in Reading, Berks County.

“I was fortunate to listen to voters throughout the district on Election Day, and I heard a consistent and decisive call for change,” said Roggio. “Voters came to the polls in record numbers and confirmed that they are looking for a new type of leader in Washington. I have over 30 years of experience managing a business, meeting a payroll, and providing for my employees. The people in the 6th district want a problem solver, not a deal cutter like Jim Gerlach.”

“We have real issues today that need real solutions. Jim Gerlach’s leadership has provided us with two wars, a looming recession, and growing concerns about protecting and securing our middle class and working families. It is time for a change, and I thank the voters in the 6th district for echoing my call for a new direction in Washington.”

1Roggio: 81,539; Gerlach: 38,725; Pennsylvania Department of State

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