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  3 [NE] redistricting plans unveiled
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Last EditedRP  May 04, 2011 01:26pm
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AuthorPaul Hammel and Robynn Tysver
MediaNewspaper - Omaha World Herald
News DateWednesday, May 4, 2011 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionCompeting 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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