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Census 2010: What it means for Iowa in Congress

DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Based on early population counts and estimates, Iowa is likely to loose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  That's because the number of representatives a state gets is tied directly to population.

Currently, Iowa has five seats in the House; early numbers would lower Iowa's number to four representatives.

If representation decreases, the state would have new districts, so certain counties would change.  The Census Bureau must report new districts to the states by April 1, 2011.  The new districts would take effect for the 2012 election year.

Tonight at 6:00, we talk to Representative Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) about what redistricting could mean for him in the future, and we see what that will mean for Iowans and the representatives in the state. 

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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