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Endangered Dems Sound Alarms About Redistricting

Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 03:34 PM

 


CLEVELAND (AP) — While Democratic lawmakers are staying quiet about the looming threat that congressional redistricting poses to their seats, a few are sounding alarm bells and asking voters for help keeping their jobs.

One Massachusetts lawmaker has already announced his intention to run again, and at least one New York representative is signaling a readiness to fight. But Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIN'-ich) is making the most noise by actively shopping around for a new district.

Kucinich sent an e-mail to his constituents last month, urging them to offer suggestions and advice. He says he doesn't want to wait for a new map of his state's congressional districts to be drawn.

Ten states will lose at least one congressional district this year, and speculation is growing over which ones will disappear.


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