Lunge to the Right

tea party(Community Matters) We wonder why? . . . Of the 234 House Republicans, just four now represent districts that favor Democrats, according to data compiled by The Cook Political Report. Politico’s Playbook

That’s down from the 22 Republicans who resided in Democratic-friendly seats following the 2010 midterms, prior to the line-drawing. … After redistricting and the 2012 election, according to The Cook Political Report, the average Republican congressional district went from 73 percent white to 75 percent white. … A look at the numbers shows why there’s more incentive for House Democrats to get behind an immigration bill than Republicans. Nearly two-thirds of Republicans represent districts in which Hispanics make up less than one-tenth of the population, according to the American Community Survey. The number of House Democrats with such few Latinos in their districts? Fewer than one in three.” http://politi.co/15aafEV

 

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