Thursday | August 08, 2002
Iowa key to Dems' house chances
Heading into the redistricting season, Republicans claimed they would net about 10 seats in their redistricting efforts. Those predictions failed to materialize, as the Democrats battled them to a near-standstill.
Iowa was key to the Dems redistricting efforts. The state's Republican-led legislature could've drafted a GOP-friendly map protecting its four GOP incumbents (out of five total seats), but it practiced good government, crafted sensible districts without any gerrymandering, and delivered the state's congressional delegation to the Democrats. Indeed, Democrats have a real chance to pick off three of the four incumbent Republicans, giving them almost half the seats they would need to retake the House this fall.
Posted August 08, 2002 07:34 AM | Comments (4)