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Redistricting bill moves Ken Boyd into Republican House district
C-VILLE Weekly Friday, January 25, 2013 at 7:05 a.m.

Much of the frenzied discussion in the wake of the surprise push through by State Senate Republicans of a major redistricting bill on Monday has centered on the new Senate district map, which Democrats say was quietly engineered to hand more victories to Republicans and tilt the body’s now-even power balance to the right.

But the Senate shakeup isn’t the only change the new legislation would usher in if it becomes law. Buried in the bill are some shifts to House districts, too—including one in Charlottesville’s backyard that moves Republican Board of Supervisors member and one-time Congressional candidate Ken Boyd from a safely blue district to a safely red one.

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