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October 05, 2011


Arizona Redistricting Could Boost Democrats

The Fix looks over a draft map released by Arizona's bipartisan redistricting commission and reports that it could have given Arizona Democrats "a big break."

"A draft map released by the commission late Monday shores up Democratic Rep.Gabrielle Giffords' GOP-leaning district, forces the state's Republican incumbents into some tough decisions and creates a new 9th district that Democrats will be slightly favored to win... In the end, Democrats have a chance at winning four or five of the state's nine districts over the next decade. And that's a pretty good map in a reddish state. The draft map is not final, but has been approved by three of five members of the commission, so Republicans aren't expecting any major changes in their favor."












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