Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Battle for the Hill - CBC Watch ...

Interesting piece in The Hill about what'll happen if Dems re-take control of the House. That should mean some serious power for African Americans in Congress. But, that could be the next battle royale if the Democratic leadership snubs Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) for the House Majority Whip spot. Here's Jonathan Kaplan writing:

In the House, both parties have gerrymandered districts to protect incumbents. Few districts with sizable black populations are competitive. The only competitive House race where black voters could determine the outcome is in Rep. John Barrow's (D-Ga.), district, which is 38 percent black.

In three competitive districts represented by Republican Reps. Thelma Drake (Va.), Anne Northup (Ky.) and Steve Chabot (Ohio), black voters make up 27, 19 and 21 percent of the population respectively.

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