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6th District candidates unopposed in primary, look to November election

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 20 2014 02:52:28 PM CDT
Updated On: May 21 2014 04:47:28 AM CDT

The two men hoping to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach are running unopposed for their respective party's nomination.

The two men hoping to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach ran unopposed for their respective party's nomination.

Democrat Manan Trivedi and Republican Ryan Costello, however, weren't taking it easy during Tuesday's primary election as they prepare to face each other in November's general election.

Each candidate greeted voters outside polling places throughout the district, which includes parts of Berks, Chester, Lebanon and Montgomery counties.

Trivedi, a Reading Hospital physician and Iraq war veteran, unsuccessfully challenged Gerlach for the seat in 2010 and 2012.

Costello is an attorney and chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners.

Gerlach, a Republican, announced in January that he would not seek a seventh term in Congress.