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Democrats Plan $20 Million Redistricting Effort for 2010

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee on Monday announced the creation of a $20 million redistricting fund to assist 2010 races that will have the

Ismaeel Delgado
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Mar 16, 2010

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee on Monday announced the creation of a $20 million redistricting fund to assist 2010 races “that will have the greatest impact on reapportionment,” according to a DLCC memo.

The memo, authored by DLCC Executive Director Michael Sargeant, highlights the group’s concerns over maintaining power in state legislative chambers, many of which are tasked with redrawing congressional as well as state legislative districts following the 2010 census.

The DLCC is determined to run the largest Democratic redistricting mobilization in history this year to ensure that our state legislative candidates have the resources needed to win against well-­?heeled Republican special interests.

Republicans and Democrats alike have been accused of gerrymandering. Each party hopes to hold legislative control following the 2010 elections in order to limit the opposition’s power to reshape districts.

The DLCC identified ten Democratic-controlled chambers at risk for GOP takeover this year:

• Alabama Senate (21D, 14R)

• Colorado Senate (21D, 14R)

• Indiana House (52D, 48R)

• Nevada Senate (12D, 9R)

• New Hampshire Senate (14D, 10R)

• New York Senate (31D, 30R, 1 vacancy)

• Ohio House (53D, 46R)

• Pennsylvania House (103D, 97R, 3 vacancies)

• Wisconsin Assembly (52D, 46R, 1I)

• Wisconsin Senate (18D, 15R)

Additionally, Sargeant wrote that they are closely watching Alabama House, Michigan House and North Carolina Senate and House for a risk of takeover.

The DLCC also hopes to gain majorities this year in the following chambers:

• Michigan Senate (16D, 22R)

• Missouri House (74D, 88R, 1 vacancy)

• Oklahoma Senate (22D, 26R)

• Tennessee House (48D, 51R)

• Texas House (73D, 77R)

Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.

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