A serious fight is underway in Sacramento as Democrats wield their huge advantage in the Assembly and Senate to literally change the map of California. Redistricting, which incorporates 4.1 million residents the state gained in the 1990s, will create a new 53rd Congressional district, realign 80 Assembly districts and 40 Senate districts along "communities of interest." The often criticized, but totally legal, process is all but designed to keep incumbents of the majority party in office. We hear what to expect from a Democratic assemblyman and a Republican political consultant. (Managing editor Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.)
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Assemblyman John Longville (62nd District)
Assembly Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments Committee
California Democratic Party
California Republican Party
California Target Book
Hoffenblum & Associates
US Census 2000
Latin Recording Academy
The Miami Herald