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Long Knives taken to RP's 14th District.

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.

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Upload your image to www.imgur.com and post a link, please. That's the best way to share images around here.

You don't even need to make an account there.

Thank you.

He's the man.

no dice

uploaded it, but no links work from it.

Those willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.

I live nearby, and Beaumont

I live nearby, and Beaumont is one of the few Democrat leaning areas in Texas. Unions run the show in that city.

Surely, this would have made things much more difficult for Dr. Paul. There's not a doubt in my mind that it was a calculated move by the Republican establishment.

Looks like repugs just gave a

Looks like repugs just gave a solid district away ;)

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

Wow. Is very important to

Wow. Is very important to schuss out the feelings about Ron and his ideas in the new district as WELL as what is left of the old. We could possibly turn this around, and gain a bigger area of support.