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Miller unhappy with district proposed by NC GOP


Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A North Carolina congressman says he doesn't consider proposed new boundaries for his district payback for how he helped draw US House districts 10 years ago.

Democratic Rep. Brad Miller of Raleigh said Tuesday the apartment where he now lives in Raleigh barely sits in 13th Congressional District proposed by Republicans last week. He says the proposed boundaries may contain less than one-third of his current constituents.

Miller was in the state Senate in 2001 and led the Senate Redistricting Committee that helped come up with current congressional boundaries. He ran for Congress the next year and won.

Miller says the GOP changed his district simply because it has the power to do so. The boundaries would make it hard for Miller to win another term.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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