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In Redistricting’s Wake, State Rep Adams Opts to Run for Senate

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 2, 2012….Freshman Republican Rep. Paul Adams, redistricted by his colleagues out of his Andover-based seat, has decided to challenge state Sen. Barry Finegold in the fall rather than run against another freshman, Republican Rep. Jim Lyons, or follow through on his earlier pledge to move and run in a…

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State Rep. Paul Adams (R-Andover) to Challenge State Senator Finegold (D-Andover)

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Confirming what has been rumored for weeks, state Rep. Paul Adams, R-Andover has announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Instead, he will launch a bid to unseat state Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover. “I’m thrilled to announce my candidacy for state senator,” said Adams, in an open letter to residents of…

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Senate Republicans Offer Alternative Congressional Districts Map

(Man what a great map – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Today the Senate Republicans filed an alternative Congressional redistricting proposal to comply with the state’s need to reduce its number of Congressional seats from 10 to 9 beginning with the 2012 elections. The plan was filed as an amendment to House Bill 3798, “An Act Establishing Congressional Districts,”…

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Massachusetts State House Redistricting

(Thanks MM – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) A couple weeks later than I had hoped, I finally finished this marathon project (life got in the way again). I inputted the 2010 data for both the old and new State House districts, and I was actually pretty surprised. For most districts, there was little to no change at all.…

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CA Redistricting Proves that Citizens Can and Should Draw the Lines: MA Should Follow Suit

This week California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission proved yet again that the everyday citizen is more than capable of drawing fair and representative district maps. Over the past eight months, the citizen-based commission has worked tirelessly to construct district maps for Congress, the state Legislature, and the Board of Equalization that successfully balanced the pleas of participants in 35 public input…

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