Rep. Lloyd Doggett could benefit from legal debate over Texas' new Congressional lines.
The map redraw was made easier by the announcement from Rep. John Olver (D) that he will retire at the end of his term. Big winners from the draft map included Rep. Niki Tsongas (D), whose district was shored up, and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D), who retained most of his current territory.
The most vulnerable Member under the new map is Rep. John Tierney (D), whose district remained competitive and who is a top Bay State target of Republicans. The map is expected to be signed into law soon — perhaps next week — with few changes.
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Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.