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3 [NE] redistricting plans unveiled
|Last Edited||RP May 04, 2011 01:26pm|
|Author||Paul Hammel and Robynn Tysver|
|Media||Newspaper - Omaha World Herald|
|News Date||Wednesday, May 4, 2011 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Competing partisan plans to redraw Nebraska's three congressional districts should come with two labels: |
“Help Lee Terry” or “Hurt Lee Terry.”
The Republican congressman who represents the Omaha-based 2nd district would get the benefit of the GOP-rich suburbs of western Sarpy County under the plan a fellow Republican floated Tuesday in the Legislature.
That plan would “safeguard” Terry by making his district more Republican, said Paul Landow, a political science professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a former Democratic strategist.
Meanwhile, the two plans Democratic state senators put forward would keep the more Democratic areas of Sarpy County in the 2nd District — Bellevue and neighborhoods just across the Douglas County line from South Omaha.
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