New 9th District Means Another Move For Keating

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Massachusetts is losing one of its 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and it was up to the state Legislature to decide how to turn 10 districts into nine. The Legislature released its new plan Monday.

Much of the South Shore, formerly represented by first-term Rep. Bill Keating, has been pulled into the 8th District, which also includes Rep. Steven Lynch's strong base in South Boston.

Keating will likely avoid running against Lynch and instead make his summer home in Bourne his official residence. He would then campaign to represent a newly formed 9th District, which primarily comprises Cape Cod and the Islands.

WBUR political analysts, Republican Todd Domke and Democrat Dan Payne, joined Morning Edition Tuesday to talk about congressional redistricting and more.


This program aired on November 8, 2011.

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