Travis County would get two new out-of-town senators, and Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, would be squeezed into a district designed for a Republican, in political maps proposed by Senate Redistricting Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo.
Seliger's map was shown to senators this morning and unveiled for the public this afternoon. He'll hold the first committee hearing on the plan on Thursday morning at the state Capitol.
The map splits Taylor County between Republican Sens. Robert Duncan of Lubbock and Troy Fraser of Horseshoe Bay. Travis County's Sen. Kirk Watson, a Democrat, would lose some turf to Fraser and to Democratic Sen. Judith Zaffirini of Laredo. Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, has part of Travis County now and in the Seliger plan.
The district represented by Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, would go into Tarrant County in the new plan, taking part of Davis' district and pushing her to the north, where there are more Republicans.
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The detailed map is available on the Texas Legislative Council's redistricting site. Here's the statewide version:
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