Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco would get a boost under Texas' latest redistricting plan, because his 23rd district would get more Republican. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The Texas attorney general announced both parties reached a compromise map in the Texas redistricting case today — hours before the court-mandated deadline to keep the April 3 primary.
But the majority of the plaintiffs say there’s no compromise yet, and a federal court in San Antonio suggested it agrees.
Texas will pick up four House seats in 2012 because of population growth, mostly in the Hispanic community.
Lone Star State GOP lawmakers passed an aggressive new Congressional map last year, but the plan has been stuck in court as the state seeks pre-clearance approval under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.