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Redistricting in Utah Makes
it Tough For Democrats

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/31/2014 5:33:14 PM

SALT LAKE CITY— Utah earned an additional congressional seat following the 2010 census, and Republican state lawmakers in charge of the redistricting process used that opportunity to slice up the district of seven-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson into four parts. Matheson ran in the 4th District in 2012 and won, but just barely. He held off Republican Mia Love by fewer than 800 votes in the most expensive congressional race in state history. Now Matheson isn´t seeking re-election and the odds are a Republican will win the seat. Matheson has dismissed speculation that his decision to retire was spurred by fear he

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Mia Love is running to replace Matheson. There are 8 GOP candidates, but she is expected to prevail. This is another AP piece from a few days ago.

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Love-has-running-start-in-4th-District-race-5345275.php

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/31/2014 5:48:19 PM     (No. 9792191)

Looks like the new media mantra is that re-districting is why Dems will get their clocks cleaned. I´m guessing even a few ´blue´ districts will elect Republicans this year.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: alpha91c, 3/31/2014 5:50:59 PM     (No. 9792195)

Mia Love would make a most excellent addition to the house.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jond, 3/31/2014 6:03:32 PM     (No. 9792200)

Can we trade Utah for, oh, say, California?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: farmwife, 3/31/2014 6:07:35 PM     (No. 9792202)

This redistricting is only mentioned when it makes it tough for Democrats. Montana has been redistricted by Democrats for 30 years and now that it isn´t controlled by Democrats this time around, it´s a terrible thing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oldsfc, 3/31/2014 6:10:06 PM     (No. 9792206)

Use their own tactics against them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 3/31/2014 6:11:01 PM     (No. 9792208)

Anything that requires Democrats to be honest makes it tough for them. As a class of lowlife, they are lying, cheating, chiselling blood-suckers. I won´t tell you how I really feel.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bobn.t, 3/31/2014 6:57:18 PM     (No. 9792267)

You can bet that the Utah dem´s haven´t forgotten about stuffing the ballot boxes with illegal votes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/31/2014 7:14:28 PM     (No. 9792287)

I supported Mia Love in her last go-round, which she lost by a handful of votes, and I support her this time. She appears to be a true conservative with the bonus of executive experience.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tennman, 3/31/2014 7:31:26 PM     (No. 9792311)

Good

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 3/31/2014 8:10:28 PM     (No. 9792360)

I hope no Chicago graveyards are included.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KGK73, 3/31/2014 9:43:03 PM     (No. 9792476)



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