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  •  Those are old numbers (6+ / 0-)

    I posted the list for NY, NJ and PA below.

    The bottom line here is that Peter King (R-Long Island) and Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island) can't deliver for their constituents.

    So what good are they? They can't deliver.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:54:44 AM PST

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    •  Democratic Party in Staten Island (3+ / 0-)
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      is in total disarray -- and not particularly committed to Democratic success. Remember that Diane Savino is from Staten Island and she is one of the reasons the Republicans still control the NY Senate.

      And things aren't much better in Long Island.

    •  This Robert Cruickshank article got me thinking (1+ / 0-)
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      What California Can Teach America About Stopping Extremist Obstruction

      I think even if a few seats can be turned over in these blue states, along with possibly a few in other states where individual opportunities arise, then we might be in better shape till 2020 when the current gerrymandered R majority will be open for another change.

      The alternative is to put the maps in the hands of a citizen based redistricting commission. I remember the CA Democratic party, AND the author of the article above, opposed that CA proposition when it was on the ballot, but now it seems to have gained wider acceptance. I don't know how easy it is to put such an initiative in other states, but if it could be done, perhaps the R gerrymandering could be removed earlier than 2020?

      The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past - Milan Kundera

      by Suvro on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:35:25 AM PST

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      •  Seriously doubt you'll see anything sooner (1+ / 0-)
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        then the next official round of redistricting but I am very much in favor of non-partisan redistricting schemes. NY ended up with a court drawn map that leaves several districts vulnerable... including King's.

        "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

        by Andrew C White on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:55:51 AM PST

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