NJ residents weigh in on congressional remapping

NEW BRUNSWICK - (AP) - The committee charged witheliminating one of New Jersey's 13 congressional districts hasheard from residents on how the new map should look.

The remapping happens every 10 years to accommodate populationshifts recorded by the U.S. Census. Because New Jersey grew atlesser rate than other states, it will lose one representative inCongress with the 2012 election.

The redistricting committee, led by former Attorney General JohnFarmer Jr., held public hearings Tuesday in Newark and NewBrunswick to get feedback from residents.

Ed Potosnak, a candidate for Congress from the 7th District,urged the committee to make districts more competitive and compact.

Jerome Harris, chairman of the Black Issues Convention, said NewJersey's congressional delegation should be more diverse.

NJ congressional redistricting commission picked

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