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Ohio Redistricting May Wind Up Costing Jim Jordan His Congressional Seat

Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) dream of another term in the House of Representatives is in serious jeopardy based on a redistricting map that has been submitted which would all but guarantee that the controversial congressman will lose in the 2022 midterm elections.

That map, according to Fox News, has set of howls of protest from supporters and allies of Jordan:

The Buckeye State’s Senate Republican Party proposed a redistricting map last week that turned heads and drew ire from Jordan’s allies.

According to the proposed map, Jordan could be billed up against Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio for the 4th Congressional District’s seat.

According to Kevin Eichinger, a spokesperson for Jordan, the motive of the Ohio GOP is clear: To assure the incumbent cannot possibly win reelection:

“John Boehner tried to draw Mr. Jordan out 10 years ago. It didn’t work then. It won’t work now. Mr. Jordan is running for reelection.”

If that’s the case, then why even bother to comment on the matter? Sounds like the real fear within the Jordan camp is having to run against a black woman in a new district that would have an even greater number of African-American voters. Jordan, as you might expect, has never been popular in the black community.

Earlier this year, Democrat Jeffrey Sites announced he would be running against Jordan next year. Sites has done well with fundraising and also has an active presence on social media.

The new map does indeed change the makeup of the district Jordan currently represents:

Of course, no one is more to blame for possibly costing Jordan another term in office than he is. His confrontational style and fanatical worship of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump haven’t exactly endeared him to many in his district.

Additionally, Jordan’s inconsistent statements on the issue of sexual assault that took place inside the Ohio State University men’s wrestling program while he was an assistant coach on the team has also cost him support.

Former wrestlers allege Jordan knew some of the students on the team were being molested and raped by the team doctor, Richard Strauss. Jordan never reported any such abuse to the university.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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