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On Wednesday, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills finalized the nation's second new congressional map by signing off on a compromise hatched by Maine's bipartisan reapportionment committee. The map's changes are limited to Kennebec County: the blue capital of Augusta moves from the 1st CD to the more competitive 2nd CD, marginally helping Democratic Rep. Jared Golden. But left-leaning Waterville will remain in the 1st CD, as Republicans wanted.
Under the new lines, Donald Trump would have carried Golden's northern, "Down East" 2nd CD (and its lone electoral vote) by 6.1 points, down from 7.5 points under the current lines. That's a tiny bonus for Golden heading into what's sure to be a tough 2022 race.
No Democrat in the House represents a more Trump-leaning seat than Golden. In 2020, he managed to win a second term by seven
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