New Hampshire: State Moves on Redistricting
Posted at 7:31 p.m. on March 12, 2012
The New Hampshire House's redistricting committee backs a map that favors Rep. Frank Guinta. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The New Hampshire House of Representatives is finally beginning to move ahead with the state’s redistricting, according to a New Hampshire Union Leader report.
The state House committee that oversees redistricting recommended a plan that “effectively sided with U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta over U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass in their redistricting feud,” according to the Union Leader.
Previously, state legislators had delegated the responsibility of redrawing the state’s single line to the two men, but both have been locked in a stalemate. Guinta was looking to make minimal changes to the map, while Bass was pushing for a more dramatic realignment.
Bass will have a much more difficult race for re-election than Guinta.
“We opted to go with the plan that made the least amount of change, with near perfect deviation and with very little impact on the communities,” state Rep. David Bates (R), vice chairman of the state House Special Committee on Redistricting, told the Union Leader.