Statements about Redistricting
"About 57 percent of registered Democrats in the new (9th Congressional) district come from my old district."
Says that to drive the length of the newly drawn 15th District "you’d find yourself on the road as long as it would take to drive from Columbus to Niagara Falls."
Says that U.S. Rep. Allen West is "a constituent of mine."
Republican redistricting plans cut Democrat Nancy Nusbaum out of "her state Senate district by a half a block."
"Your tax dollars are not being used to sue you, the people."
"The Florida Legislature has not filed a lawsuit to fight Amendments 5 and 6."
"I did not vote to spend money to fight that (Amendment 6 redistricting) lawsuit."
"There is no $30 million pot of money" for redistricting issues, including defending redistricting lawsuits. "Your tax dollars are not being spent on anything like that."
Says a Republican-drawn map of proposed U.S. House districts for Texas "gerrymanders more than nine million Latinos in Texas to make sure that we have no more electoral opportunity than we did in 1991."
"We in the Democratic Party had no input into the locations of these hearings, nor did we have input into the process."
Says Rick Perry is "the guy that tracked" down Democratic legislators who fled Texas in 2003.
Says close to 90 percent of the population growth in Texas over the last decade was non-Anglo.
"We have a guy who is going to be speaker of the House in four years, and his name has been on the ballot one time."
On bipartisan redistricting.
"Liberal out-of-state special interests are spending millions on 5 and 6 to change the way Florida draws its congressional and legislative districts."
"In the last 6 years, there have been 420 elections for State Senator and State Representative. Only three incumbents have been defeated!"
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