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Republican Rep. Gerlach to Run for Re-Election After Dropping Gubernatorial Bid

GLENMOORE, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach says he'll seek re-election to Congress, now that he's dropped out of the Republican race for governor. 

Gerlach, who represents a suburban Philadelphia district, said Friday his position on the ballot may have changed, but not his goals of holding down taxes and giving businesses more freedom to operate. 

The four-term congressman abandoned his gubernatorial campaign Thursday, saying the cost of a statewide campaign is prohibitive. 

His withdrawal leaves only state Attorney General Tom Corbett, who is widely regarded as the front-runner, and state Rep. Sam Rohrer, in the race to be decided in the May 18 primary.