Dems Propose New Ill. Congressional District Map

Friday, 27 May 2011 04:12 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republicans rejoiced in November after picking up a handful of Democratic congressional districts in President Barack Obama's home state. Now Democrats are getting their revenge with a map of proposed new Illinois districts that could erase those GOP gains.

Republicans scrambled Friday to decipher the proposal that lumps at least four freshman Republicans into districts where they would have to run against other incumbents in the next election.

Illinois must adopt a congressional map with one less U.S. House seat than before because of slowing population growth in the latest census. Democrats are in charge of the process because they control the state Legislature and governor's office.

The GOP's Illinois gains were part of a national surge that helped Republicans take control of the U.S. House last year.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Top Democratic Aide Says No to Running a 2016 Hillary Campaign

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 19:33 PM

One of the leading candidates to manage Hillary Clinton's expected campaign for U.S. president in 2016 has withdrawn fro . . .

Atlanta US Attorney Yates Tapped for Deputy AG

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 17:46 PM

President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justi . . .

Allen West Says Goodbye to Florida at Holiday Party

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:49 AM

Tea party hero Allen West is making his final Florida appearance before moving to Texas. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved