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  •  They actually have the 8th district (1+ / 0-)
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    now with Sen. Jim Arnold (D-LaPorte) and the 38th with Sen. Tim Skinner (D-Terre Haute). The 8th is safe, and while the 38th is likely, we could lose it in a bad year.

    I wish they would go for those seats on the north side of Indy, and nearly defeated Sen. Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis) last time in SD-30. But they have diced up enough of the suburbs into the Indy seats to make them lean their way, and then they could on mid-term turnout dropoffs to keep Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) and crazy Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) to keep their seats. They even even cropped up other corners as well. They also took some of the best Dem performing precincts in Lafayette into a rural district and drown West Lafayette out into the surrounding areas. But agreed- a nasty gerrymander. One can see why Senate Republicans are hesitant to go along with the House on non-partisan redistricting.

    "So there's a time for silence, and there's a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

    by SouthernINDem on Mon May 05, 2014 at 01:53:31 PM PDT

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    •  What Obama '08 percentage (0+ / 0-)

      would you say is safe Democratic in Indianapolis? 60%?

      (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

      by ProudNewEnglander on Mon May 05, 2014 at 05:40:34 PM PDT

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