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January 21, 2013

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Lauren

I would have been okay with this if it had gone through the normal channels and the had Bolling break the tie. Doing it this way was just not the way we need to be seen doing business.

Chris

Agreed, as long as we are outrageously redistricting each other its fair game. I'm not a fan of the way this went down.

However, the GOP-drawn seats seem to now be much more compact and locally based rather than stretched every which way to save Democrats.

VirginiaLibertarian

Oh come on Chris, take your GOP red-rose colored glasses off and stop trying to justify this from saying that the GOP-drawn seats "seem" to be much compact and locally based. Look at what's going on with splitting up Southside to create the new 25th. Look at how they have to split up Nelson and Albemarle to try to keep them from pushing a State Senate District Blue. Look at splitting Roanoke County into three districts in order to combine Roanoke City with Pulaki and Dublin in order to weaken John Edwards. This is Republican gerrymandering, just like the previous was Democratic gerrymandering, and there's nothing redeeming unless you are first, last, and only a Republican.

As a Republican partisan, this "feels" right, in your gut. As a conservative who respects process and the rules, you "think" this is wrong, in your head. And that's exactly how this is going to play among thinking conservative Republicans. Feeling vs. thinking.

There is a lot of for blowback.

A.G.Gilmore

"As a Republican partisan, this "feels" right, in your gut. As a conservative who respects process and the rules, you "think" this is wrong, in your head. And that's exactly how this is going to play among thinking conservative Republicans. Feeling vs. thinking."

Really well put.

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