Redistricting plan shakes up California congressional map

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 3:35 PM
Redistricting plan shakes up California congressional map
Proposed political maps released today could shake up the California congressional delegation, creating new risks for a number of longtime and influential Democrats and Republicans in the state’s delegation.

The draft redistricting plan, released by a voter-approved citizens’ commission, dramatically reconfigures the political boundaries of districts represented by prominent politicians such as Republican David Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee.

David Wasserman, House editor of the Cook Political Report, said the maps could boost the Democrats’ numbers in the state’s 53-member House delegation by four seats, identifying as among the biggest losers in the remapping proposals Dreier, of San Dimas, and fellow Republicans Elton Gallegly of Simi Valley, Gary Miller of Diamond Bar and either Brian Bilbray of Carlsbad or Jeff Denham of Atwater.