Trivedi Camp: PA-6 is a Dem District
Thanks to state redistricting, the look of Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District has changed significantly since the last election cycle. Though the district became more conservative, team Trivedi is spinning the changes as an equalizer.
“More than 50% of voters in this district are new to Rep. Gerlach,” read a strategy memo. Within the new district lines are “parts of PA-07, PA-16 and PA-17 that have voted for Democrats for Congress.”
The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+1.
Combined with high voter dissatisfaction with Congress’ job performance, cited by Trivedi for Congress as 86 percent, the revamped district may be enough for Trivedi to overcome Gerlach’s advantages as an incumbent.
Not to mention, President Obama won the district by 7 points, Senator Casey by 12 points.
Trivedi lost the old 6th district to Gerlach by 14 points.