A proposal for new-look Minnesota congressional districts, including three that would span from one state border to the next, could give a freshman Republican an easier path to re-election.
State lawmakers clashed Tuesday over a GOP plan to redraw the lines of the state’s legislative districts, with Democrats quick to note that members of their party face greater political consequences than Republicans under the first proposal released to set Minnesota’s political map for the next decade.
The lines are being drawn, and a new map for those districts could be released sometime this week.
Three weeks before lawmakers hope to leave St. Paul for the year, a select few are at work over political maps that would play a role in elections for years to come.
Official population numbers in hand, Minnesota lawmakers are forging ahead with plans to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional district boundaries.
The redistricting debate in Minnesota will heat up this week with the release of the official census population counts for all the neighborhoods, cities and counties in the state.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale and other seasoned politicians are asking Minnesota lawmakers to give up their power to redraw political boundaries and let retired judges do it instead.
Minnesota lawmakers are heading out on tour to seek input about how the next political maps should look.
The once-a-decade fight over Minnesota’s political map has made its way into federal court.
The U.S. Census Bureau will release new population figures for the nation Tuesday that will determine whether Minnesota will keep its eight seats in the U.S. House or lose clout in Washington for the next 10 years.
Which states gained/lost House seats in the latest Census report?