3/29/12 UPDATE: This plan was approved by the state Senate in a voice vote and now goes to the House.
The proposal would move Sanborton (R+1), Tilton (EVEN) and Campton (D+5) from Bass’ 2nd District to Guinta’s 1st District. Deerfield (R+6), Northwood (R+1) and Center Harbor (R+2) would be transferred from the 1st District to the 2nd District.
Bass would be giving up three towns that Obama carried in 2008 by 581 votes, a 55%-44% margin. McCain won the three towns Bass would receive in exchange by 73 votes, a 50%-49% margin.
Based on the 2008 presidential vote, Bass would net about 500 additional Republican votes in his Democratic-leaning district. Bass won his seat in 2010 beating Democrat Ann Kuster by just 3550 votes.
The plan, writes DiStaso, will be introduced on the Senate floor later today.