Redrawn districts inject uncertainty in legislative contests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania who've long blamed their party’s legislative minorities on Republican gerrymandering are about to find out whether friendlier district maps will edge them closer to retaking control of the House and Senate. Nearly 400 state legislative candidates will appear on ballots Nov. 8. The new district boundaries, along with dozens of retirements and primary election defeats, will certainly bring change to the Capitol. But even the most ardent Democrats aren’t predicting they'll swing enough seats to dictate when bills are voted on or if they even get a vote. Republicans currently hold majorities of 29-21 in the Senate and 113-90 in the House.

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