"Waaaaaaaaaah...I Want My Naifeh"
Cue the crying Democrats over redistricting in 3...2...1..
When Democrats controlled the General Assembly, they allowed Democratic
Congressmen to decide their district lines and threw Republicans the
scraps. When determining legislative districts, former House Speaker
Jimmy Naifeh (D-Covington) had a goal not only of protecting Democratic
incumbents, but especially those that were personally loyal to him.
After the Naifeh crew got through carving up the House to protect
themselves, Republicans would get the leftovers, and if you happened to
get drawn out of your district, oh well...it meant you probably gave
Boss Jimmy trouble in the first place.
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