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U.S. Rep. Donnelly says redistricting may affect 2012 plans

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January 19, 2011

By Kyle Maichle

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: Democrat Congressman Joe Donnelly said that redistricting may impact his plans for running for office in 2012.[1]

The Congressman visited legislators in Indianapolis on January 12, 2011, in hopes that the General Assembly will not make major alterations to his congressional district when the new maps are in effect.[1]

Donnelly narrowly won his re-election bid to Congress on November 2, 2010. With the GOP in total control of redistricting, the Congressman's district could be redrawn as Republican-leaning for 2012. If his district is modified, Donnelly is considering a bid to be the Democratic Party's nominee for Governor.[1] The 2012 Governor's race will be open as current Governor Mitch Daniels cannot run for re-election due to term limits.[2]

Lawmakers have until April 29, 2011 to have a redistricting plan in place.