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Why You Should Care About State Politics

Ian Scott on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 3:25:39 pm

Besides general interest in politics, why should you care about the outcome of gubernatorial and statehouse races in states other than your own?  Simple – redistricting.

As a result of the 2010 census, next year 18 states, including New York, Ohio, Florida, and Texas, will gain or lose representation in the House of Representatives.  In total 24 seats will change.  The outcome of next week’s state races will play a big role in the balance of power in the House of Representatives for the coming decade.

Read more in this article from CNN - Why it matters: Elections outside your state can affect you

To discuss this issue and the numerous other ways national politics impact local policy and vice versa, join the ACCE Government Relations Division for a conference call this Thursday at 11am eastern.  Click here for more info on this Peer-to-Peer Conference Call - 2010 Election Politics and State/Local Policy

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