By Craig Robinson
At 8:15 this morning, the Legislative Services Agency released its first redistricting plan to the legislature. After it was delivered to the legislators, the governor, and the congressional delegation, the plan was made available at on the legislative website.
Every ten years the redistricting plan is highly anticipated because it can make a major impact on the political landscape of the state. The boundaries of the congressional and legislative districts can which party controls each chamber of the legislature and Iowa’s congressional districts.
Adding to the anticipation this year is that Iowa is going from five congressional districts down to four. That means two members of congress will be put into the same district no matter what happens. Thus far, none of Iowa’s five members of Congress have shown any willingness to retire if such a scenario involves them.
King and Latham are in the same district.
Braley and Loebsack are in the same district.
Christie Vilsack has an open district to run in.
Below are the maps. TheIowaRepublican.com will have further analysis shortly.
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