Long Knives taken to RP's 14th District.Submitted by Browncoat on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 22:09
So I have a photo of the NEW congressional district that RP would have had to run in 2012. But I can't seem to find a way to post it here to be viewed.
Almost the entire southern 2/3 of the CURRENT 14th have been redistricted into the new 27th, which is a large beast of a district, gerrymandered to include Corpus Christi but also Bastrop which is nowhere near Coastal Texas.
The NEW 14th goes from Lake Jackson to Galveston then to Beaumont. I don't know what the politics of this area is, and if RP would have had a tough time in it. But the majority of the OLD 14th is now solidly in the NEW 27th, so I wonder if thats where his base was and why it was cut away from RP's home county of Brazoria.
BUT Debra Medina had been thinkign about a run since RP announced he would not run for re-election. She was the Wharton GOP Chair and Wharton County is in the NEW 27th along with 2/3 of RP's OLD 14th district. So that might bode well for a Liberty candidate like Medina.
Thoughts on this?
any help I can get to put the new maps up would be great, they are JPEG.