The AP reports:
Southern and Western states are growing so much faster than the rest of the country that several are expected to grab House seats from the Northeast and Midwest when Congress is reapportioned in 2010.
Demographers and political analysts project that Texas and Florida could each gain as many as three House seats. Ohio and New York could lose as many as two seats apiece. Several other states could gain or lose single seats.
Each of fastest growing states went to Bush. Florida will become more and more important in national elections,since it is closely divided politically.Conservatives who retire to swing states — Nevada, Florida, Arizona — can do the GOP some good.
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