Northeast Ohio sees effects of state-wide congressional redistricting

Michael Bratton

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The results of the 2010 census determined that the state of Ohio would lose two of its congressional districts due to declining population. Northeast Ohio congressional democrats Betty Sutton and Dennis Kucinich are feeling the effects of redistricting as their districts are taking on new shapes.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Betty Sutton, an alumna of Kent State, will be moving into a mainly republican district, while Dennis Kucinich will move into a district that will start in Toledo and end roughly in the Lorain area. On top of moving into a new district, Kucinich will also be moving into an area that favors the incumbent Toledo democratic representative Marcy Kaptur which could endanger his chances at re-election in the future.

In an interview with Kent State University political science professor Richard Stanislaw he states that, although Ohio won’t see the immediate effects of the redistricting, the state will eventually see less money being brought in due to less representation.

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