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  •  not expecting anything too radical (1+ / 0-)
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    the House is 106/57 Rep right now. But it could be drawn with 70ish Dem seats. The problem is that the campaign finance system (no limits whatsoever) is so ridiculous that it'll take a lot of money to get back into the 70s in the House. You think Citizens United is bad? since August 2008 in Missouri, the state elections are done Texas-style. Under the premise that 6/7-digit contributions should only be reported instead of prohibited.

    The Republican map in the first committee paired a few rural Dems but was mainly focused on maintaining their unrealistic majority (they called it "Minimal changes").

    The Democratic map went from lots of ridiculous districts to increase the number of Dems to more modest districts to increase the number of Dems.

    The maps are here. Check out Skaggs-Davis for their first try, which was a display in creativity (and in pissing off Democratic legislators)

    The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

    by RBH on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 06:38:42 PM PST

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