We’ll get into some of the details of the legislative remapping proposals a little later. The full maps are too large to reproduce easily here, but both the Democratic (for Senate and House) and Republican proposals (for Senate and House) are posted on line.
A general overview: Allowing for a number of exceptions, Democrats seem to like something resembling the current lines a little better than the Republicans do. Although they are certainly up for adjustments in a number of areas. Jeff Mapes at the Oregonian quickly caught, for example, how Democrats would put their House floor leader Dave Hunt in a district with Republican Bill Kennemer, in what would be a strongly Democratic district. In our local area, looks (this isn’t confirmed, but the map looks this way) as if the Democratic plan would surgically slice incumbent Republican Jim Weidner out of his current district into almost all new territory.
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