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New congressional districts by the numbers

Apr 03, 2012 3:20 pm
At the Capital Confidential blog, Jimmy Vielkind has posted a spreadsheet sent along by a "delegation source" showing the breakdown of the new congressional districts outside of New York City. "It bolsters the argument that this election cycle, after the once-a-decade redistricting, could lead to a major shuffle in New York," he writes. The data contained in the spreadsheet shows the newly drawn 19th Congressional District -- including Columbia and Greene counties -- has far fewer registered Republicans than the current 20th. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, will be seeking re-election in a district where the number of Republican voters has decreased from 183,485 to 141,258. The district "leans" Republican by more than 10,000 voters. Read the full post and the spreadsheet at Capitol Confidential.