Editors Note: Since publication of this newsletter Polk County has been put in a new U.S. Congressional District 13. Our State's redistricting is being reviewed by the State Supreme Court. Stay tuned for updates.
Right now there are six Dems running to replace Madison Cawthorn in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Click on each photo or name above for the candidates' websites.) Although we cannot endorse a candidate during the primary, there are several excellent ones to choose from.
The deadline for the state legislature to complete the process of redistricting following last year's consensus is November 5, and because the legislature is under GOP control, we're expecting the usual partisan gerrymandering designed to help them and hurt us.
Once the districts are set, we'll have a better idea of exactly where Polk lies within the new districts.
According to a news story from spectrumlocalnews.com, the main points to know right now are:
Stay tuned for the process to heat up soon!
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