This week, Kansas Republican legislators overrode Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto in dramatic fashion, passing a map that jeopardizes Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) by splitting her Kansas City base to aim for a 4R-0D sweep. But the map is certain to face a lawsuit in state court, so the fight may not be over. Meanwhile, Connecticut and Washington passed status quo maps, and the exurban Seattle 8th CD remains a Toss Up.
Democrats control state government in Hartford, but because they lack the supermajorities required to pass maps on their own. For the second straight decade, a bipartisan backup commission deadlocked and the state Supreme Court enlisted a special master, Stanford Law Professor Nate Persily, to redraw the lines. Not surprisingly, Persily made only minor changes from his last map to rebalance for population, and on Thursday the court-approved.
Republicans haven't won a House race in Connecticut since 2006, and decry the map as a Democratic gerrymander — especially the northwestern 5th CD, which awkwardly reaches into the heavily blue cities of New Britain and Bristol. But the
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