Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Well, isn't THAT convenient: Reid Ribble moves out of Congressional district

Redrawn districts to include old home of freshman Congressman

Reid Ribble really wanted to run for Congress.

He wanted to run so badly, in fact, that he put his house up for sale last year because it was outside of the district he wanted to run in.

He leased an apartment in the town of Lawrence, officially becoming a citizen of the 8th Congressional district of Wisconsin. This allowed him to run, successfully, against Democratic incumbent Steve Kagen.

But now, Ribble is doing something, well, unorthodox. He's moving back to his old home, outside of the 8th Congressional district.

Don't worry, though: this isn't a major problem. Legislative Republicans redrew the district maps, thus changing the landscape of the Congressional districts all across the state.

And wouldn't you know it! Reid Ribble's old home is now in the 8th Congressional district!

Old District 8 map (District 8 in purple)

New District 8 map (District 8 in green)

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck...

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