The New Congressional Map

The new congressional map can be viewed here.

Give it a minute to download.  It’s a large file.
A few local observations:

Republican Chris Smith will represent most of Monmouth County in the 4th district.

Democrat Rush Holt, 12th district, will no longer represent any of Monmouth County.

Democrat Frank Pallone’s 6thdistrict includes all of coastal Monmouth and Marlboro.  Middletown and Marlboro appear to be entirely in Pallone’s district.  Under the old map it was split between Pallone and Holt.

At first glance, the new 6th district looks to be more competive than the last.  Holt took all or part of Plainfield, a strongly Democratic town where Pallone dominated in 2010 by a huge margin.  Middletown is a large Republican strong hold. Marlboro usually votes Republican except on the municipal level where they have voted in the “LaHornicca” Democrats.

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Reapportionment, Redistricting | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “The New Congressional Map”

  1. brian said at 1:56 pm on December 23rd, 2011:

    Now Anna Little will really be busy—she will be spread thin between running for Senate, awaiting the nod for VP, and running against Pallone. She will have to spend her $3o war chest wisely.