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GOP to unveil redistricting plan for Tenn. House

By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

(AP) - House Republicans are unveiling their plan for how to redraw districts in the 99-member lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly.

The changes follow the 2010 Census and will reflect shifting population and political trends over the last decade.

The House GOP plan is scheduled to be discussed at a meeting at the legislative office complex in Nashville Wednesday morning.

The Senate has yet to reveal its proposed changes, and neither chamber has said when it plans to release maps for redrawn congressional districts.

Republican leaders have said they want the redistricting measure to be among the first bills considered when the legislative session begins next week.

The filing deadline for candidates seeking state or federal office is April 5.

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