Congressional divorce occurring in South Alabama over redistricting

Posted on AllSides September 28th, 2023

Republican and Democratic politicians in Mobile and Baldwin counties are readying for a congressional divorce and are continuing to hold differing views on a key principle in redistricting over what constitutes “communities of interest.” For Republicans, the two counties are forever linked because of their close proximity, shared economic interests, jobs and infrastructure. “Mobile and Baldwin counties have far more in common than Mobile and Montgomery do,” said Bradley Byrne, president & CEO of the Mobile Chamber who served as the representative for the 1st congressional district from 2014-2021. “Our...

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