Ohio’s Proposed Congressional Map Could Make Jim Jordan Sweat

Ohio’s Proposed Congressional Map Could Make Jim Jordan Sweat

A new congressional map will likely grow the GOP’s share of Ohio’s congressional delegation from 12-4 to 13-2.

The proposal from the state senate requires three-fifths approval in both chambers of the general assembly. Currently, Republicans hold 64 of 99 seats in the state house and 25 of 33 seats in the state senate.

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Republicans fully control all stages of the process. Although clearly benefiting from the process overall, new rules have forced Ohio Republicans to redraw some districts in ways that are more competitive.

As it stands, the senate’s proposal could put Rep. in a head-to-head matchup with Columbus Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty.

Fox News reports how that possibility has some of Jordan’s allies seeing red.

Kevin Eichinger, a spokesperson for the Jordan campaign, suggested the proposed map was an attempt to draw the congressman out of his seat.

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“John Boehner tried to draw Mr. Jordan out 10 years ago. It didn’t work then. It won’t work now,” Eichinger said. “Mr. Jordan is running for reelection.”

Redistricting has taken the nation by storm ahead of the 2022 elections, with state legislators in each party trying to carve out advantageous districts for their allies.

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Ohio Senate Majority Leader Matt Huffman’s office did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.