Skip to comments.Minnesota could lose congressional seat after 2010 census
Posted on 07/06/2007 6:36:39 AM PDT by MplsSteve
Minnesota is among four states hoping to hang on to a seat in Congress after the 2010 census, the state demographer said.
Tom Gillaspy said Minnesota would lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives if the census were taken today. He said the state is competing with Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Minnesota has had eight House seats since 1960.
"The difference is very, very small," he said, "easily within any estimating error and easily within a slight modification in growth rates."
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In my dreams, I'd love to see the 4th and 5th congressional districts (St Paul and Minneapolis respectively) combined into one district.
That would rid us of either Keith "Jihad" Ellison or Betty "Rubble" McCollum.
I suspect that, if Minnesota does lose a seat, that they'd likely expand either of the urban districts further out and take in more suburban area.
Or if the re-districters and Democrats, they could combine Jim Ramstad's (3rd CD) and John Kline's (2nd CD) district together.
Comments or opinions - anyone?
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"Minnesota had 10 Electoral Votes in 2000. It will have only 9 in 2012. What was the percent of change?"
Real world examples are always much better than that manufactured stuff from the old textbooks.
No question that with Ellison, they already have one seat too many.
We lost a seat in the last seat census, no reason to think it won't happen again.
In fact, good news really, that's how we carved #2 dem in the house 'Bonior,' out of a job.
There's a couple of critters on the chopping block...
“No question that with Ellison, they already have one seat too many.”
I couldn’t agree more. Makes me wonder what’s wrong with Minnesotans?
I’m sure Michigan is probably due to lose another. Probably Pennsylvania or Ohio too.
I’m guessing that Texas gains one, Florida gains one and maybe Virginia too.
Is that going to followed by an essay question on the importance of specifying whether the pre-change or post-change value is used as the basis for stating a percentage of change?
MA could lose two. I can’t wait to see them throw each other under the bus.
No chance on Minneapolis and St. Paul combining. Too many people, too much of the state’s population. They also won’t take the 8th CD (Oberstar) either, IMO.
Since the Legislature will have to do redisticting it will be a Republican having to run against someone, preferably another Republican. Although calling Jim Ramstad a Republican is admittedly a bit of a stretch.
My state of MA is going to lose one or two. That’s progress!!
Really? Massachusetts is due to lose two seats?
Well, that explains why New Hampshire has been turning into a blue state.
Mass residents are fleeing and bringing their liberal freakzoid ideas to NH.
Yes, to NH and everywhere else. However, a number of republicans and conservatives are leaving as well. In 1980 MA had 14 electoral votes. It now has 12. After 2010, it may have 8. Our legislature and Boston’s mayor will be struggling to count every homeless person and illegal alien to keep the numbers up. Good luck to them!
You could probably add AZ to that list also.
The Dems will bring in some more refugees like Hmong or Somalie to keep their reps.
You’ve visited Taconite Harbor in December, then ?
I think they are looking for the states that will be at the margin of having to give up a seat, not those states that will be giving up a seat for sure.
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