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« on: April 11, 2012, 03:19:57 pm »
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Does anybody know what CT-6 looked like before its dismantling into CT-5 because of the 2000 US Census? It would be interesting to see a pic of the former district. Was the district basically the south half of what now CT-5 is?  
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 03:36:43 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 04:39:23 pm »
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I assume CT-6 is in the purple. CT-3 moved more north in the 2002 round of redistricting and CT-2 got some of CT-5's population in that round of redistricting as well. I wonder if CT-2 will trend more Republican in the future because of the retired people living in Mystic and maybe even Mohegan Sun.

It would be a good deal for the Republicans to put New Haven and Bridgeport all in CT-3. As a matter of fact that is what they tried to do in this round of redistricing but it didn't work. They will never win CT-3 I mean its too liberal for the Republixan Party. They did come close though in 1990 in Rose DeLauro's first election there.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 05:11:01 pm »
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I assume CT-6 is in the purple. CT-3 moved more north in the 2002 round of redistricting and CT-2 got some of CT-5's population in that round of redistricting as well. I wonder if CT-2 will trend more Republican in the future because of the retired people living in Mystic and maybe even Mohegan Sun.

It would be a good deal for the Republicans to put New Haven and Bridgeport all in CT-3. As a matter of fact that is what they tried to do in this round of redistricing but it didn't work. They will never win CT-3 I mean its too liberal for the Republixan Party. They did come close though in 1990 in Rose DeLauro's first election there.

1. CT-05 is in purple. CT-06, the grey district before 2002, essentially was transformed into CT-05 after that redistricting. I switched the colors purely for aesthetics.
2. CT-03 didn't really "move north" in '02: it just added some Naugatuck Valley towns. The district's New Haven core is still there.
3. CT-02's big gain in 2002 was Enfield (about 40,000 people). It didn't affect the overall partisan composition much, because the two bordering towns that also joined CT-02, Suffield and Somers, are thoroughly Republican. Jim Sullivan, the 2004 Democratic candidate, was from Enfield (he lost).
4. Mystic and the casinos represent a very small portion of the district's population. I wouldn't read too much into that.
5. I believe the CT GOP also failed to shift New Britain into Larson's district.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 05:32:59 pm »
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I assume CT-6 is in the purple. CT-3 moved more north in the 2002 round of redistricting and CT-2 got some of CT-5's population in that round of redistricting as well. I wonder if CT-2 will trend more Republican in the future because of the retired people living in Mystic and maybe even Mohegan Sun.

It would be a good deal for the Republicans to put New Haven and Bridgeport all in CT-3. As a matter of fact that is what they tried to do in this round of redistricing but it didn't work. They will never win CT-3 I mean its too liberal for the Republixan Party. They did come close though in 1990 in Rose DeLauro's first election there.

1. CT-05 is in purple. CT-06, the grey district before 2002, essentially was transformed into CT-05 after that redistricting. I switched the colors purely for aesthetics.
2. CT-03 didn't really "move north" in '02: it just added some Naugatuck Valley towns. The district's New Haven core is still there.
3. CT-02's big gain in 2002 was Enfield (about 40,000 people). It didn't affect the overall partisan composition much, because the two bordering towns that also joined CT-02, Suffield and Somers, are thoroughly Republican. Jim Sullivan, the 2004 Democratic candidate, was from Enfield (he lost).
4. Mystic and the casinos represent a very small portion of the district's population. I wouldn't read too much into that.
5. I believe the CT GOP also failed to shift New Britain into Larson's district.


Yeah I know CT-2 also has the University of Connecticut in that district too besides Mystic and the casino's.

Why did the GOP want to shift New Britain into Larson's district anyway?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 05:39:58 pm »
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New Britain is very Democratic so it would help them to swap it for more Republican areas in Larson's safe seat.
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