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Whipple Clips Dozen: Wednesday Morning

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Thanks to Tom Whipple for the Wednesday “Clips.”

1. MCDONNELL WAITS UNTIL LAST MINUTE TO ACT ON BILLS, BUDGET

2. MCDONNELL SIGNS BILL RESTRICTING ALCOHOL ADS ON BILLBOARDS

3. MCDONNELL SIGNS BILL EXTENDING TIME FOR SEX ABUSE VICTIMS TO SUE

5. VA GOV’S EFFORT TO WEAKEN AUTISM BILL CHALLENGED

11. SENATE DEM REMAP PUTS 4 REPUBLICANS IN 2 DISTRICTS

18. STATE POLITICAL REDISTRICTING COULD WEAKEN HAMPTON ROADS

20. DELEGATE FOR 18TH DISTRICT DECIDES NOT TO SEEK SIXTH TERM, CITES FAMILY REASONS

22. HOUSE DEMOCRATS STILL DIGESTING GOP REDISTRICTING PROPOSALS, PREDICT VOTER CONFUSION AND FRUSTRATION…

24. OBAMA PUSHES DNC CHAIRMAN KAINE TOWARD SENATE BID

25. GOP WANTS DRILLING OFF VIRGINIA’S COAST

31. VIRGINIA TECH IS ISSUED MAXIMUM FINE FOR RESPONSE TO INITIAL DEATHS DURING APRIL 16 SHOOTINGS

34. VA. OKS STUDY OF WIND TURBINES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY

43. REGION’S HOME PRICES BUCKING NATION’S DOUBLE DIP

UPDATE: Also, see NLS’ analysis of how House Republicans now have “a base of 66 seats out of 100, with two more likely to flip to them soon- and four others they can be competitive in- for a total universe of 72 seats.” And in the Senate? “The problem with this is a lack of understanding by the Democrats of what off/off year electorates look like…In a Governor’s election with higher turnout this type of district would give Democrats a solid 55-67% win no matter how bad the cycle, but in an off/off year election this could be a major problem.” If this analysis is correct, it’s not good — not good at all.

UPDATE #2: The graph of the day comes from Nate Silver:

  • Johnny Longtorso

    Democrats have a natural disadvantage since they have to maintain 5 or 6 majority-black districts downstate. They were going to have to stretch the map out thin in places in order to maintain the majority. They did create a new Democratic district in Richmond and turned one of the two Virginia Beach districts into a swing district.

    Look at the Republican Senate plan, which packs Democrats in, carves up Democratic districts, and draws Democrats together. It would probably lead to about a 24-25 seat Republican majority.

  • Total Approve: 33 votes (51%)

    Total Disapprove: 19 votes (29%)

    Total Neutral/Other: 13 votes (20%)