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November 08, 2010


Redistricting Could Give GOP Ten More Seats

The Hotline reports that House Republicans could gain at least 10 seats in 2012 just because Republican gains in state legislatures and governorships have given the party significantly more sway in the redistricting process that will follow the 2010 census.

"In the states projected to gain or lose seats after the census this year, the GOP now holds the redistricting 'trifecta' -- meaning the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature -- in the vast majority of them... This is critically important because these are the states where districts will be most drastically redrawn and, in the states that stand to gain a seat, it virtually guarantees that new district will be drawn with a future Republican member in mind."












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