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  •  How about PA-05? (1+ / 0-)
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    It runs from Erie to past State College.

    For thirty years, Erie had hometown representation, usually moderate GOP, until they decided to vote for a Pittsburgh based guy. Now, with Erie split down the middle, 03 is stuck with a Pittsburgh guy, 05 is stuck with a guy who lives further away than the distance from New York City to DC. Can you imagine the Upper West Side of Manhattan voting for a representative who lives in Arlington, Virginia? Well, it happens here...

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:28:16 PM PST

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    •  I think we can all agree (0+ / 0-)

      That PA has just about the worst gerrymandering problem now. My neighborhood got cut out of 12 and lumped into 14. Sort of cool for me, since I now have Mike Doyle as a representative and I actually like him, but those votes they bunched in closer to the city of Pittsburgh helped the GOP take district 12. That and a ton of cash.

      "What is essential is invisible to the eye."

      by greywolfe359 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 03:13:26 PM PST

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