A proposed redistricting map of Ohio would consolidate Rep. Jim Jordan’s district with that of Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty, virtually kicking Jordan out of the House.
Allies of Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan are furious with the state Senate GOP for potentially putting the prominent House Republican’s seat on the line in a proposed redistricting map, Fox News has learned.
Kevin Eichinger, a spokesperson for the Jordan campaign, suggested the proposed map was an attempt to draw the congressman out of his seat.
Jordan Is Freaking Out Because He Would Be Moved Into A Heavily Democratic District
If the proposed map is finalized, Jordan would have no chance because he would have to run in a new district mostly made up of the city of Columbus, where the seat is currently held by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty.
If this is the new map, Rep. Jordan would be toast. His odds of winning the seat, while not zero, would be very low.
Jordan’s campaign is accusing Republican leaders of trying to get rid of him and vowing to run for reelection. Rep. Jordan is free to run, but his is clearly a seat that the Ohio Republican Party has deemed not worth protecting.
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