Rep. Collin Peterson blasted a state Republican plan to redistrict him into a horizontal district that runs across the state from Moorhead to Duluth, while drawing a safer district right below that for freshman Republican Chip Cravaack.
The long-awaited GOP map reshaping the state’s congressional districts was released Monday, and shows Republicans trying to protect newest House GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack while isolating other DFL strongholds. The map shapes three congressional districts - the northernmost 7th and 8th districts and southernmost 1st district - like horizontal stripes reaching from one end of the state to the other.
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate say they plan to redraw the boundaries of the state's 201 legislative districts just as House Republicans are -- changes that set up a confrontation with Gov. Mark Dayton. A House committee is expected to approve the first part of that plan Tuesday night.
Washington D.C. — Every 10 years, the Minnesota Legislature and the governor have to create new districts for the state's members of Congress and other lawmakers based on population shifts in the Census.