Monday, May 9, 2011

Cravaack Benefits from GOP Plan

The freshman 8th District Congressman would get a reelection boost from a GOP redistricting plan out of the state legislature. 

Chip Cravaack would lose most of his DFL-leaning turf, and gain some Republican friendly territory under the plan.  The northern one-third of the state would be rolled into a single district with veteran DFL-er Collin Peterson as the incumbent.

Cravaack released a statement that said, "I want to assure the citizens, families and businesses of the 8th District that I remain committed to fighting for them in our nation’s capital."

The Republican plan appears headed for the courts.  DFL Governor Mark Dayton has said he will only sign a redistricting plan with broad bipartisan support.  The GOP proposal does not have that.

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