Redistricting Leads To Five New Republican Seats In Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/3/04

Redistricting Leads To Five New Republican Seats In Texas

Texas Republicans win five additional seats in U.S. House thanks to redistricting.

Before redistricting lines were redrawn in 2003 there were 17 Republicans and 15 Democrats. Redistricting changed the geography of Texas politics, creating five districts that pitted Republican and Democratic incumbents against each other.

On Tuesday night, all five democrats lost those races, now giving Texas 22 Republicans and 10 Democrats in the house.

But, the redistricting fight is far from over. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the map back to a lower court on an appeal. So, it is possible the lines could be re-drawn once again, forcing representatives to run in an entirely different district in two years.

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