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The Fix Archive: Redistricting

Redistricting targets could seek other opportunities

Redistricting is a long and scary process if you're a member of Congress, and it can force you to do things they might otherwise not do.

Like run for Senate.

As states across the country begin to look at drawing their new congressional maps, the members who are most likely to get the short straw will often look for something else to run for rather than try to survive in whatever district they get drawn into. Here's a look at a few members who may do just that.

By Aaron Blake  | March 10, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Redistricting, Senate  
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Odds good for Democrats as Nevada adds a seat, Aaron Blake , January 21, 2011
The Fix's 11 big questions for 2011, Aaron Blake , December 29, 2010
Reapportionment winners and losers, Aaron Blake , December 21, 2010
The Fix's reapportionment primer, Aaron Blake , December 20, 2010
Emmer concedes, redistricting battlefield set, Aaron Blake , December 8, 2010
Democrats confront near-extinction in Indiana, Aaron Blake , November 23, 2010
GOP can draw nearly half of new House districts, Aaron Blake , November 4, 2010
 
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