House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R- Calif., speaks during news conference on Capitol Hil. Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House. But it may be working against them on immigration and other issues important to presidential elections. House Republicans generally represent far fewer Hispanics than do Democrats, thanks in part to a politicized redistricting process that packs minorities into Democratic-leaning districts. That leaves GOP representatives with lots of white conservatives, many of whom oppose "amnesty" for immigrants living here illegally, lawmakers say.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R- Calif., speaks during news conference on Capitol Hil. Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House. But it may be working against them on immigration and other issues important to presidential elections. House Republicans generally represent far fewer Hispanics than do Democrats, thanks in part to a politicized redistricting process that packs minorities into Democratic-leaning districts. That leaves GOP representatives with lots of white conservatives, many of whom oppose "amnesty" for immigrants living here illegally, lawmakers say.
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published Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Republicans’ knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.

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