Loebsack would move
Everyone missing the lede here (emphasis added):
Dave Loebsack, Mount Vernon DemocratMakes sense. It's basically the same district he had except swapping Scott and Linn. Mt. Vernon is just a couple miles north of the county line.
“In Iowa, we are fortunate to have a nonpartisan redistricting process that puts Iowans and Iowa’s communities first, ahead of politics. For more than four years, I have been honored to represent much of southeastern Iowa – in Iowa’s Second Congressional district. Understanding that the redistricting process is ongoing, as the map stands now, I would plan to continue to represent the southeastern district of Iowa that stretches from I-35 to Iowa City, the Quad Cities and to the southeastern most tip of Keokuk. I have been honored to represent these communities in the past and look forward to representing them in the future.”
Article now includes Steve King as well; everyone except Loebsack is content-free.
Meanwhile under the dome they're still taking it all in. And Craig Robinson is up with a Winners and Losers list. My guess is that House GOP leadership is microscoping the map and figuring out who can move and who can't. And like I said before, there's a lot less pairs than we had in the 2001 map. Of course, that year there was a whole slate of statewide offices and an open deep-red congressional district, so a lot of folks took their chances on up or out.
As they say, developing...