State Supreme Court Releases Congressional Maps
The state Supreme Court released the new Congressional Map for Pennsylvania after the state Senate and House, and Governor Tom Wolf were unable to agree on a new map.
The Supreme Court’s map made major changes from the map they ruled unconstitutional, including reordering the districts.
The new maps will likely face challenges in federal courts by the GOP.
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick would be in the new 1st district. Congressmen Brendan Boyle would be in the new 2nd district and Congressman Dwight Evans in the new 3rd district. The new 4th, and 5th districts do not have incumbents running for re-election who live in the newly drawn lines. The 6th district would still be represented by Congressman Ryan Costello.
The Lehigh Valley, the new 7th district, gets its own seat in the redraw and would be an open seat. Congressman Matt Cartwright would be in the new 8th district. The new 9th would be an open seat with no incumbent living in the new lines. The new 10th district would be represented by Congressman Scott Perry.
The new 11th district would have Congressman Lloyd Smucker as the incumbent. The new 12th district would have Congressman Tom Marino as the incumbent. The 13th and 14th districts would be open seats. The new 15th district has Congressman Glenn Thompson as the incumbent.
The 16th has Congressman Mike Kelly as the incumbent. The 17th has Congressman Keith Rothfus. And the 18th has incumbent Congressman Mike Doyle as the current incumbent.
The two candidates in the special election for the current 18th district live in separate districts under the new map, Democrat Conor Lamb lives in the new 17th district, and Republican Rick Saccone in the new 18th district. The results of the special election will determine which of the two new districts has two incumbents facing each other in the election.
You can view the map below.
And here is an interactive version of the districts overlaid on Google Maps. Credit to Kerrin Garripoli of Ceisler Media. Twitter: @kerripoli