Reviewing the Redistricting, So Far
|Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding counties as divvied up in the Solomons-Seliger Congressional Proposal|
Contrary to expectations of almost everybody, the new map does not create a "safe" Hispanic Democratic seat in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. At best, the mapmakers created an opportunity for a D-FW Latino to compete for the 6th District seat now held by Republican Joe Barton of Ennis.
Fort Worth/Tarrant County Republicans are big winners. They get a new district even though the Houston suburbs had greater population growth. But Tarrant County had the political juice.