Commission chair proposes Ariz. congressional map
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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The chair of Arizona's redistricting commission is trying to forge consensus on a map of new congressional districts for the state.
Independent Colleen Mathis on Monday presented fellow commissioners with a partial congressional map.
It would create two rural districts — one of each side of the state — and would have three districts that each include portions of Arizona's border with Mexico.
She says it also has at least three competitive districts — ones winnable by candidates from each major party.
Mathis drew elements of her proposal from maps presented by various advocates.
Her map only includes specific areas for five districts statewide, leaving it undecided where lines would be drawn for four of the five districts that would be in the Phoenix area.
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