The 2nd district in north-central Indiana will include many more Republican voters in 2012. Not coincidentally, the district’s Rep. Joe Donnelly (D) announced Monday that he will run for Senate instead of seeking re-election.
And in southern Indiana, state Republicans moved more GOP voters into the battleground 9th district, which no longer extends all the way to the Ohio border. They also made freshman GOP Rep. Larry Bucshon’s district slightly more Democratic.
Washington: Kucinich Continues to Look and Travel West
It’s looking increasingly likely that Rep. Dennis Kucinich will run for re-election far away from his current district.
The Ohio Democrat confirmed to the Associated Press earlier this week that he’s looking elsewhere, but he stopped short of saying he’s zeroed in on Washington state.
“If I am forced to move, then I certainly am going to consider moving,” he said. “Obviously, I am only going to go where I am wanted.”
But Kucinich has made several visits to the Evergreen State already this year and plans to head back again at the end of the month to speak to the Green Festival in Seattle. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer also reported that Kucinich will speak at a fundraiser for local Democrats and the Washington State Progressive Caucus on that same trip during the weekend of May 21.
With Ohio slated to lose two House seats in 2012, Republicans who control the redistricting process will likely eliminate Kucinich’s district.
Washington is slated to gain a 10th House seat in 2012, but a bipartisan redistricting commission is expected to draw the lines, making the location of the new House district unpredictable.
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