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  •  I Guess The Way I Look At It... (0+ / 0-)

    Is in a State like mine--Michigan a pretty Blue State--we have an extremely conservative house delegation and two of the nations most liberal Senators--Levin and Stabenow.

    only domestic wiretapping can prevent the spread of bird flu

    by TooFolkGR on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 01:43:38 PM PST

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    •  But isnt Stabenow (0+ / 0-)

      someone who barely got in and is going to be facing a tough re-election fight?

      I have no doubt there are states where redistricting doesnt matter, but I suspect there are states where it does.

      •  Not Sure I Guess.... (0+ / 0-)

        RemoveRepublicans has her listed as "Safe."  But it's also not like Kerry carried Michigan by 18 points... I guess I'm just not seeing any connection between redistricting and Senate Seats... I suppose there might be a subtle one but I don't know how it would work.

        only domestic wiretapping can prevent the spread of bird flu

        by TooFolkGR on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 09:37:13 PM PST

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        •  Easy (0+ / 0-)

          it would be about turnout. You get strong republican districts, you get a situation like say in Texas, where Democrats have almost been completely redistricted out of the house, and you create a situation where a lot of democratic voters dont even go to the polls because they are likely to win in their district.

          Sure, Texas is a state where democrats are unlikely to win period, but district by district, you see simliar results. Look at states where it should be closer but isnt, like Missouri or Georgia or Mississippi.

          I think if we have more equitable districts, we would create more competitive races which would lead to more democrats coming out to vote, which would mean more votes for senate candidates as well.

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