Throughout the 2022 redistricting cycle, we'll be providing a few quick updates on important mapmaking developments in each state. Be sure to visit our "Road Map to Redistricting" for an overview of who controls the process and links to our baseline analysis in each state. Also, be sure to bookmark our "House Incumbents Most at Risk" interactive to view which seats are in the greatest danger as redistricting unfolds.


Last week, Colorado's new independent commission publicly released a staff-drawn draft map featuring three safe Democratic seats, three GOP-leaning seats and two competitive seats: a 7th CD for Rep. Ed Perlmutter and a swingy new 8th CD in the northern Denver suburbs. It also generated buzz because it paired the homes of Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02) and GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO-03) in one district.

This map would have been friendlier to Republicans than the one released in June based on 2019 population estimates, giving them a chance to win up to four of eight seats in a blue state - and perhaps as many as five in a

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