Campaign 2010

Dec 21, 2010

DCCC Chair Steve Israel’s Statement on U.S. Census Report on Reapportionment

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the release of the U.S. Census for reapportionment today:

Today's release of U.S. Census data pours cold water on Republicans hype that redistricting is a disaster for Democrats.

Democratic communities and constituencies have grown in size in states like Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and Washington.  In states that will lose a seat, the number of Republicans who will be competing with each other creates opportunities for House Democrats.

Democrats are prepared, organized, and ready to fight any attempts to disenfranchise voters. Never again will we allow Republicans to be 'Tom DeLayed' and illegally game redistricting for political advantage.