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New faces, new districts, and more competition
by Ron Nehring
Let’s take a quick look at the draft Assembly, State Senate and Congressional district maps in San Diego County. While these drafts may change in the weeks ahead, they give us good insight into the direction things are moving, and therefore, who’s likely to gain, and whose jobs have become more difficult. Demographic and election performance data is forthcoming, and may influence the analysis. With the information available now, this is what we have:
Press Release Just Issued from Congressman Bilbray’s camp:
(SAN DIEGO, CA) – Congressman Brian Bilbray released the following statement on the new congressional district boundaries proposed by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission:
“The preliminary maps released by the Citizens Redistricting Commission have ensured that communities of interest are not divided and that political partisanship is not a factor in the districts created to represent San Diegans.
From Issa Camp:
VISTA, CA – U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) today released the following statement on the first draft of Congressional district boundaries made public today by the Citizens Redistricting Commission:
“Taking the redistricting process away from state legislators and backroom deals is something I have long supported. While I recognize these maps are not final and there may yet be legitimate questions or revisions, I thank the members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission for their hard work in this process.
Here is a link to the draft maps:
Oh Doctor! Overnight the State Redistricting Commission posted their June 7th revised maps, and voila, a no-incumbent Republican congressional seat appears! (Susan Davis is in the “blue” district. Other incumbents are to the North, East and South.) The “new” district has Rancho Bernardo, Point Loma, Penasquitos, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Clairemont, Bay Park, Scripps Ranch and the City of Poway. This district, if adopted, is a lock to elect a Republican member of Congress next November.
So what are you waiting for, Poway Roger? Opportunity is knocking, and loudly no less!