Redistricting Snapshots: Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Washington

November 16, 2021

Throughout the 2022 cycle, we'll be providing quick updates on important redistricting 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 state-by-state analysis. Also be sure to bookmark our "House Incumbents Most at Risk" and "Enacted Maps & 2022 Ratings" interactives.

Massachusetts

On November 1, Massachusetts's Democratic legislators (who hold veto-proof majorities over GOP Gov. Charlie Baker in both chambers) unveiled a proposal that, unsurprisingly, seeks to lock in Democrats' 9D-0R shutout for another decade. At this writing, negotiations are ongoing. But there are subtle changes in the draft that would help insulate Democratic Reps. Richard Neal (MA-01) and Jake Auchincloss (MA-04) from primaries on the left.

Under the proposal, Rep. Jim McGovern's 2nd CD would shift west to take in a few liberal hill towns (Ashland, Conway, Williamsburg) in Western Massachusetts that Neal, the Ways and Means chairman, lost to progressive Alex Morse in his competitive 2020 primary (Neal won by 18 points overall). In turn, Neal's 1st CD would extend southeast to

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