Census numbers to determine NJ House seats

TRENTON - (AP) - A New Jersey politician might have to finda new job after the Census Bureau releases the results from the2010 population count Tuesday.

The Garden State could lose one of its 13 seats in the House ofRepresentatives.

The once-a-decade count determines the number of members eachstate has in the House.

The numbers trigger a high-stakes process where the dominantparty in each state redraws the election map, shaping the politicallandscape for the next 10 years.

New Jersey's downward trend began 30 years ago when the GardenState lost its 15th congressional seat.

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