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Redistricting plan sets off scramble for congressional seats

August 15, 2011 |  5:53 pm

Photo: Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro). Credit: Francince Orr /Los Angeles Times A citizens panel’s approval Monday of new boundaries for congressional districts in California set off a series of announcements by candidates jockeying for a place in the new order.

Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), who last month was sworn in to the 36th Congressional District, said Monday she plans to run next year for office in the new 44th Congressional District, where she lives.

The new district includes a large area that has been represented in the past by African American lawmakers, and Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) has said she also plans to run for the seat.

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Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona), who currently represents the 44th Congressional District, said he plans to run for election in the new 42nd Congressional District next year.

"The largest city in the 42nd District is my hometown of Corona, and I have had the pleasure of representing all of the communities in the district at one time or another during my time in public service," Calvert said.

Meanwhile,  Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas said Monday he is a candidate for the new 29th Congressional District seat, which represents a heavily Latino area of the San Fernando Valley.

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-- Patrick McGreevy

Photo: Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro). Credit: Francince Orr /Los Angeles Times

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