January 6 rally participant could unseat the longest-serving


JR Majewski A January 6 rally participant could unseat the longest-serving woman in the House

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In the decade leading up to this election, the 9th District spanned 140 miles of Lake Erie coastline — everything in the two-plus hour drive from the Democratic stronghold of Toledo east to the Democratic stronghold of Cleveland.
Kaptur routinely won elections with more than 60% of the vote

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the incumbent, was first elected to represent Toledo in 1982, before Majewski was old enough to be in kindergarten. She’s an old-school, union-backing Democrat — in a place where Democrats, who have paid lip service to unions without much to show for it, have struggled to keep up.

This is not the district Kaptur is used to Republican Edward Durr Jr., a truck driver, defeated New Jersey state Senate President Steve Sweeney in one of that year’s most stunning Democratic losses.

In the decade leading up to this election, the 9th District spanned 140 miles of Lake Erie coastline — everything in the two-plus hour drive from the Democratic stronghold of Toledo east to the Democratic stronghold of Cleveland.

New voters for Kaptur and Majewski

Kaptur will have to win reelection in 2022 by introducing herself to a portion of the state she’s never represented in all those decades — the rural northwestern corner, including Williams and Defiance counties, where the voters are more used to being represented by a Republican.

That Republican, Rep. Bob Latta, will have to introduce himself to some of the Democratic-leaning areas east of Toledo that Kaptur has been representing for some time. visualization and politics teams are charting how each state’s congressional districts have changed. Below and in this link, you can see Kaptur’s old, long, thin district


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