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Between the Lines: Tomblin Expected to Sign New West Virginia Map

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is happy with West Virginia's new map, according to her spokesman. Her 2nd district loses Mason County to Rep. Nick Rahall’s 3rd district.

“Even if these gerrymandered maps are allowed to stand, I am running for reelection to Congress because we need representatives who are focused on Michigan’s future rather than being locked into the past,” Peters said in a statement. It is unclear in which district he’ll run.

Levin said Snyder had “rubber-stamped the Republican gerrymander of Congressional districts for the next 10 years in Michigan.” In a statement, Levin pledged to “actively support every feasible effort to challenge the legality of this decision.”

The State News of Michigan State University reported that the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is planning to challenge the map in court.

The new lines strengthen the district of Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R) and slightly shore up the districts of Republican Reps. Dan Benishek and Tim Walberg.

GOP Protected as New Wisconsin Map Signed Into Law

Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed into law a redistricting plan that gives the GOP an edge in the new Congressional map.

GOP freshman Rep. Sean Duffy’s competitive 7th district in the northern part of the state is strengthened under the plan but remains a battleground. Duffy won his first term with 52 percent of the vote. The district of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R) has slightly more favorable boundaries.

The maps already are facing a lawsuit in federal court, the Associated Press reported.

“The maps passed by the Legislature meet the objective criteria laid out by the courts including communities of interest, fair minority representation and compact, contiguous districts,” Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said.

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