Following an enthusiastic endorsement by the Montgomery Country Democrats last Thursday, Bob Roggio has united Democratic support for what promises to be one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country against Jim Gerlach in the 6th District.
As of yesterday, former Democratic candidates Bob Rovner and Mike Lebowitz have withdrew from the race and formally endorsed Roggio.
“I’m thrilled to have the support of Bob Rovner and Mike Lebowitz,” said Roggio. “The 6th district is ready for a real change, and ready to unite around a candidate who can defeat Jim Gerlach. We need someone with real world experience in order to tackle the tough problems that are facing our district, and our country.”
Rovner, a former State Senator and active Democratic Committee Member in Montgomery County has already pledged to help Roggio defeat Gerlach.
“Bob Roggio would make an excellent Congressman,” said Rovner. “He is right on the issues, and I am already impressed by his organized campaign. I am asking my supporters to support Roggio, and am looking forward to helping him win in November.”
Lebowitz has also voiced his enthusiastic support. He has offered to assist Bob Roggio in building relationships throughout the district and will encourage his donors to make contributions to Roggio’s campaign.
For those counting that makes a total of 3 g's in the candidates' surnames, more than usual in a Pennsylvania congressional race and more, I think, than in any other race this year. In fact, Phil English is the only other "g'ed" congressional representative in the state.For those with an interest in phonetics (phoenicians?) Gerlach is pronounced with a hard g (guh) as in gather or germ. Roggio is pronounced with a soft g (juh) as in giraffe or gym. Trivia fans (trivialists?) may know that the word gadget has both.