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Response to serqet (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:30 AM

24. Agreed.

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I would add, however, that Republican gerrymandering has already created solidly-democratic districts with minority representation. Here, in my home state of Georgia, we have four democratic-controlled seats in Congress (despite the fact that 40% of us, or more, vote for Democrats). Three of those seats are held by African-Americans. The other seat is held by John Barrow, the last white, male Democrat from the South. We will have no problem holding on to the Democratic seats in the urban areas. It's the whiter, more suburban and rural districts where Republican gerrymandering has made those seats quite vulnerable to a small shift in national opinion. It's those seats that I think a white, female Democrat can win.



-Laelth

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