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  •  no, Oregon Republicans are more partisan (1+ / 0-)
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    than the Democrats here.  They'd probably have no qualms, and call the compromise maps "temporary" or "interim" maps required by split control.

    The thing is they would probably get a lot of bad press, it would poison their relationships with the legislative Republicans, and in most districts it would probably change the partisan make up of most districts by like 0.1%.  And it would more likely just secure the districts we gained  and held than try to open up any more in the house, though they'd surely try to make the senate seats up in 2014 better.  I mean, I can think of a good number of districts were we could make minor adjustments to net a few votes here and there, but I don't think the Democrats in the house would be open to bigger changes that could open up more seats for us.  It would have to be a significant redrawing, as the two closest losses of ours were by about 4 points.  Both of them could be redrawn to be slightly more favorable, but it'd take a lot to make them significantly more Democratic, and I don't think they're willing to go that far.

    They probably see the bad press and damage to their relationship with the Rs as outweighing the marginal benefits it would provide.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 12:37:04 PM PST

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