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  •  That may have been a reasonable prediction (2+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, James Allen

    since it was somewhat predictable that the commission would place the highest priority on incumbent protection. But it'snot what a court would have drawn and not a deal we should have taken, and completely something we should be mad about. Any court drawn map would have kept the 8th on the West side of the Cascades, and probably would have kept it in King County. They certainly wouldn't have drawn something like what the commission drew, which splits Seattle and sacrifices a Democratic seat in Congress to keep Smith and Heck happy. The 8th should be ours, but it isn't because some insiders cared more about keeping incumbents happy than advancing the interests of the Democratic Party.

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