California's Power Could Shift Inland

As California's coastal counties see less growth in 2010 Census figures, the state's inland areas could become bigger players in politics.
March 13, 2011, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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The Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters takes a look at the shift and what it could mean for the state.

"The most obvious adjustment will be a major shift of districts from slow-growing coastal – and mostly Democratic – coastal counties to rapidly growing inland areas, which have tended to vote Republican.

One of the geographic shifts is likely to be a loss for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, whose population growth rate (5.4 percent) is scarcely half of the state's 10 percent."

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Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in The Sacramento Bee
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