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The Fix Archive: Mapping the Future

As budget battle rages in Wisconsin, a tough round of redistricting looms for GOP

Republicans made big gains in the Badger State in 2010, adding two congressional seats and taking control of the redistricting process. But the GOP will have to make some tough choices when it draws the new map, and success is hardly assured.

By Aaron Blake  | March 9, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mapping the Future, Redistricting  
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North Carolina: The GOP's Golden Goose of redistricting

North Carolina was one of relatively few states where Republicans missed their chance at big gains in 2010. Which makes it one of relatively few states where the GOP can make big gains in redistricting.

By Aaron Blake  | March 3, 2011; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mapping the Future, Redistricting  
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Utah Republicans ponder Matheson's fate

Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson is a political survivor, holding down a very conservative Utah district for the past decade and turning aside all challengers. But Republicans think he might have met his match: redistricting.

By Aaron Blake  | February 24, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mapping the Future, Redistricting  
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'Fairness' in Florida and how it could help Democrats

House Democrats have been talking since Nov. 3 about playing offense in 2012, and if they do, Florida could be leading the way. All they need is a little help from some judges.

By Aaron Blake  | February 17, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mapping the Future, Redistricting  
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Lots at stake for GOP in Pennsylvania redistricting

Pennsylvania Republicans got greedy the last time they drew new congressional districts. The question is, will they be so aggressive again? A lot is at stake in the Keystone State.

By Aaron Blake  | February 7, 2011; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mapping the Future, Redistricting  
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Could GOP grab control of redistricting in Virginia?

Virginia officially kicks off its redistricting process this week when the Census makes it one of the first states to receive detailed population data. It and three other states get their data first, since they hold state legislative in 2011 and need to get their maps drawn fast. But Virginia Republicans may be in no rush -- especially when delaying the process could reap some real benefits.

By Aaron Blake  | January 31, 2011; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Odds good for Democrats as Nevada adds a seat, Aaron Blake , January 21, 2011
Democrats confront near-extinction in Indiana, Aaron Blake , November 23, 2010
 
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