Brewtown Politico

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Wisconsin 8th Congressional race could be close

National Journal released its rankings of the most competitive Congressional districts in the country. Telling stat: Of the top 30, 29 of them are Republican held seats.

The election to fill the seat being vacated by Mark Green ranks #24 on the list. The race is between Democrat Steve Kagan and Republican John Gard.

The rest of Wisconsin's districts are pretty much not competitive. Like too many districts around the country, they tend to be solidly Republican or Democratic due to how the lines were drawn after the 2000 census. Someday soon, we must address the need for reform when it comes to redistricting. It's hard to get excited about a race when you know the outcome before it even begins. Thankfully, the 8th CD is an exception this year.


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