New Minn. Legislative Maps Pair 46 Incumbents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s new legislative district maps pit 46 incumbents against each other and create 23 open seats.

The new House maps released Tuesday pair 30 incumbents against each other and create 15 open seats. New Senate maps pit 16 incumbents against each other and create eight open seats.

The House gets six districts with two incumbent Republicans, six with two incumbent Democrats, plus three Democrat-versus-Republican pairings.

The Senate gets four districts with two incumbent Republicans, two with two Democratic incumbents, and two Democrat-on-Republican conflicts.

Some notable pairings include House Republican Majority Leader Matt Dean of Dellwood against GOP Rep. Carol McFarlane of White Bear Lake, and eight-term Democratic Sen. John Marty of Roseville against freshman Democrat Mary Jo McGuire of Falcon Heights.

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  • See BS

    Was it the “League of Women voters” who made all these changes?

    • is BS

      Are you really that daft?

      • See BS

        We are witnessing election fraud in the State of Minnesota. Notice how you don’t even hear about who made all these changes?

        They didn’t even announce public hearings at all.

        • is BS

          You really are that daft that you have to be spoon fed every little piece of information on every article? When the governor vetoed the legislatures plan it went to a 5 judge panel appointed by the chief justice of the Minesota SupremeCourt. Perhaps you ought to try to to retain information. When you read that article you will see some ignorant statements you made. II guess your name is See blissfully stupid. refering to yourself

          • See BS

            This was the only story I saw about public hearings WCCO, besides something that took place in Saint Cloud AFTER the public hearing took place. Where and when did they have these public hearings? In a smokey backroom somewhere?

            You are just annoyed with me because I’m pointing out blatant election fraud by the Minnesota Court System.

            • See a weenie

              One of three things have to happen. 1. You need to quit having to be spoon fed every bit of information. 2. MPR posted long ago when and where the hearings would be, so maybe you need better sources of information. 3. Just admit you are a lazy whiny person

  • Paul Solinger

    It sounds like this was a great job done by the judicial branch. It appears to be fair and objective. Now if we could get an independent commission to draw the lines in the future, maybe we wouldn’t have to go through this every ten years.

    • See BS

      The Minnesota Constitution says the State Legislature draws our election maps.

      • jimmy

        @See BS
        “The Minnesota Constitution says the State Legislature draws our election maps.”
        The Minnesota Constitution also states that the legislature pass a law by the end of the first session after the census. They failed leaving Minnesota in violation of it’s own constitution. The courts fulfilled their obligation under Minnesota statute 555.01 to protect the rights of the people in the state of Minnesota.

        • See BS

          No, they passed a bill, Dayton rejected it for the Democratic party and the court system used it as a blank check to make any map they wanted.

          There was no grounds for the court system to draw their own map out of thin air. . The map made by the State Legislature met all the requirements outlined in the constitution.

          Judges are required by law to abide by the constitution. That’s why this weird gerrymander DFL map is missing convenient contiguous territory for each district.

          Even after Nancy Pelosi made public statements she wants Michelle Bachmann out of congress.

          • Siddiq

            That little ktiten is just adorable! I found a little stray this summer outside our local movie theatre and she’s just the sweetest little thing!I just printed out the pumpkin latte coffe cake, I love anything with pumpkin in it (I’m going to add the choc. chips)!Thank you for sharing, enjoy your visit with your family!~Brooke

      • Akdemia

        Soundds like what has hit Missouri as well. A couple of folks I know reanly died as a result of tick bites. Gonna start stocking up on tick repellant!

  • See BS

    14th amendment of the United States Constitution reads as follows.

    Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in INSURRECTION or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability

    • is BS

      Take your medications

    • Naoko

      This is why I love you all!! Thank you for all your acivde and for being there for me. I don’t deal with change very well so thanks for comforting me!! xoxo

  • Tom Truth

    The liberal’s hatred of Michelle Bachmann is evident in the fact they are trying to gerrymander her out of her seat.

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