The Growing Political Clout Of Suburbs

Between congressional redistricting and housing migrations, suburban voters are enjoying more governmental power than ever.
July 22, 2005, 9am PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"For the first time ever, most House districts have a suburban majority. The congressional reapportionment and districting that occurred in the first half of this decade, combined with the population shifts during the 1990s that were reflected in the census of five years ago, mean that there are now 220 districts (51 percent) in which most people are residents of a suburb.

What that means is that candidates’ appeal to suburban voters is among the most important keys to controlling Congress."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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Published on Thursday, July 21, 2005 in Governing
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