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Video: Redistricting Forces Incumbents to Face Off in Iowa

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David Wasserman
April 25, 2011, 2:02 p.m.

Re­dis­trict­ing in Iowa elim­in­ates one mem­ber’s turf, leav­ing an in­cum­bent vs. in­cum­bent con­test that will be a race to watch. Click through for more videos on the shift­ing elect­or­al map. 

Re­dis­trict­ing in Iowa elim­in­ates one mem­ber’s turf, leav­ing an in­cum­bent vs. in­cum­bent con­test that will be a race to watch. Click through for more videos on the shift­ing elect­or­al map. 

Among the many mem­bers at risk dur­ing re­dis­trict­ing, Re­pub­lic­an Ron Paul of Texas and Demo­crat of Ohio are two char­ac­ters to watch dur­ing the pro­cess.

Among the many mem­bers at risk dur­ing re­dis­trict­ing, Re­pub­lic­an Ron Paul of Texas and Demo­crat of Ohio are two char­ac­ters to watch dur­ing the pro­cess.

Re­dis­trict­ing will nar­row the play­ing field for Demo­crats in 2012. Dav­id Wasser­man ex­plains.

Re­dis­trict­ing will nar­row the play­ing field for Demo­crats in 2012. Dav­id Wasser­man ex­plains.

Demo­crats are us­ing the Vot­ing Rights Act in an ef­fort to hold onto dis­tricts as lines are re­drawn fol­low­ing the 2010 Census.

Demo­crats are us­ing the Vot­ing Rights Act in an ef­fort to hold onto dis­tricts as lines are re­drawn fol­low­ing the 2010 Census.

Contributions by iowapolitics.comMark Warner, courtesy of govtrack.us and Video by Theresa Poulson with photos by Getty Images
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