The Fix's Aaron Blake forecasts how the Utah GOP may try to undermine Rep. Jim Matheson's re-election efforts through the redistricting process.
Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson is a political survivor of the first sort, holding down a very conservative Utah House district for the past decade.
But Republicans think Matheson will face his toughest opponent ever: redistricting.
The GOP controls the redistricting process in the Beehive State, and in such a heavily conservative state, the dark-red district that Matheson holds sticks out like a sore thumb.
One way or another, the district is going to be very different when Matheson runs for reelection, because Utah adding a district -- from three to four -- thanks to population growth.
(See also related National Journal story.)