Last week the folks at the Red-Mass Group blog offered some suggestions on how to redistrict three Merrimack Valley/Northern Middlesex State Senate districts. Two of the districts – First Middlesex and Second Essex Middlesex rate a high “leaning Republican” rating from them based on the Brown Coakley race results while the third – the Third Middlesex “leans Democrat” but as configured would pit incumbent Dem Senators Fargo and Eldridge against each other. These senarios are but the tip of the iceberg as the must-do redistricting of the Commonwealth takes shape. What do you think?
Second Essex Middlesex – Senator Finegold (D-Andover) remains the same – Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury.
First Middlesex – Senator Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell) – Removes Pepperell, Groton and most precincts in the town of Westford while adding the entire town of Chelmsford.
Third Middlesex – Senator Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln) – Loses Chelmsford, her Lexington precincts, Bedford and adds Maynard, Acton, Sudbury. The town of Acton is the home of Senator Jamie Eldridge and currently in his Middlesex and Worcester district. A Dem versus Dem face-off would delight the Mass-GOP.