VIRGINIA

Legislators Not Optimistic About Passing New Map

Democrats proposed a map that could flip three seats.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Aug. 17, 2015, 6:21 a.m.

“[V]ir­tu­ally no one” in the Vir­gin­ia As­sembly “ex­pects the spe­cial ses­sion to pro­duce” a new con­gres­sion­al map. “Any plan agree­able to the ­Re­pub­lic­an-led House and Sen­ate is widely ex­pec­ted to be ve­toed by Gov. Terry McAul­iffe (D), which would prompt a pan­el of judges to take over the job.”

“I don’t even know why we’re even go­ing to Rich­mond,” said Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er Richard Saslaw (D). (Wash­ing­ton Post)

State Sen. George Bark­er (D) pro­posed a map that could swing three seats in Demo­crats’ dir­ec­tion. (Politico) In ad­di­tion to Reps. Scott Ri­gell’s (R-VA 02) and Randy For­bes’s (R-VA 04) dis­tricts turn­ing blue, Rep. Robert Hurt’s (R-VA 05) would also be­come com­pet­it­ive. (Nor­folk Vir­gini­an-Pi­lot)

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