NY GOP Redistricts Conservative out of a Seat
Here’s another reason to tell the GOP to go to hell the next time they call asking for a donation. The New York GOP is working to redistrict the most conservative women in the House out of her seat.
New York Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, ranked by the Club for Growth as the most conservative woman in the House, may have a difficult road to re-election this fall as a result of a redistricting — not because Democrats are trying to get rid of her, but because her own party is.
The redistricting map submitted by the New York Republican state Senate would all but ensure that Buerkle doesn’t win reelection in New York’s 25th District, which she currently represents. The district drawn by the Democratic State Assembly would offer her no better chance. A third compromise map drawn by a judge suits Buerkle much better.
Sources near Buerkle’s campaign suggested that the arrangement of the map was political on the part of state Senate Republicans.
“It’s hardly surprising that Albany politicians and lobbyists have allowed cheap politics to dominate this process,” said a source close to her campaign who asked not to be named. “But the voters of New York have grown tired of shady backroom deals, and they will see right through this.”
Hat tip: Daily Caller