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Redistricting forces two GOP incumbents together in West Virginia

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It’s official: The first potential incumbent-vs.-incumbent matchup of the 2022 congressional elections is here.

West Virginia's state legislature on Thursday approved a new congressional map that condenses the state’s three seats into two and lumps GOP Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney in the same northern district. It is headed to Republican Gov. Jim Justice's desk, and he is expected to sign it into law.

Mooney, a former Maryland state senator elected in 2014 shortly after he moved to West Virginia, said in a statement Thursday that he plans to seek reelection in the northern 1st District.

While McKinley, 74, has been gearing up for reelection, his plans are less certain. A McKinley........

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