CBC Gears up to Bird-Dog Redistricting

January 26, 2011  |  

(Politico) — Sharp population declines in big cities across the map have Congressional Black Caucus members anxiously monitoring redistricting developments, fearful that numerous African-American House members could find their districts dramatically altered for 2012.  The problem is expected to be most acute in economically hard-hit Northern states including Michigan, Missouri and Ohio — all of which saw population declines in inner cities over the past decade. In those places, black lawmakers are confronting not only the prospect of reconfigured seats that increase their political vulnerability but also possible primary election scenarios facing other Democratic incumbents.

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