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Redistricting returns to tempt partisan splits


April 13, 2009

KAHRIN DEINES Associated Press Writer HELENA

Even lawmakers' first steps to begin the once-a-decade process of carving new legislative districts wear the marks of the bitter partisanship that often characterized the process in the past. Republicans on Thursday released names of their candidates for the commission charged with redrawing legislative districts to reflect new census numbers. And surprise all four turned out to be Republ icans. Democrats, if history is any indication, almost certainly will pick party stalwarts for their appointments, as well. This time GOP leaders have thrown a...

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