Jim Galloway has some early reconnaissance on Georgia’s highly-anticipated redistricting session.
This is the first time in Georgia history that Republicans will have start-to-finish control of the process, which will be primarily, but not entirely, driven by last year’s census.
Under Democratic rule, GOP lawmakers criticized a process that was ruthless and secretive. Republicans promise to conduct themselves more openly. But score-settling will still be the rule — and the targets won’t always be Democratic.
Names to watch for – John Barrow, John Lewis, Sanford Bishop, Austin Scott. Political futures are at stake as the lines are moved about like blobs of Jello.
As Jim quips, “What — you thought these lines were about you?”