Democrat Manan Trivedi, a Reading physician and an Iraq war veteran, said Monday that he would seek a rematch next year with Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach for Pennsylvania's Sixth District seat.
In the 2010 midterm elections, Gerlach beat Trivedi by more than 33,000 votes. Democrats hope that dissatisfaction with congressional Republicans in Washington and the higher turnout levels of a presidential election year will lead to a different result in 2012.
"I think there's a lot of buyer's remorse out there," Trivedi, 37, said in an interview. "We need to start talking about things that matter - not Planned Parenthood funding, but where's their jobs plan?"