National Republicans say the redistricting process put 16 seats held by Democrats in play in November. That includes Jim Matheson, even though he's running for a different seat than he currently holds.
Hotline on Call says the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) thinks redistricting only put 14 Republicans in more competitive seats, giving them an advantage in November.
NRCC executive director Guy Harrison argues that the process has made 16 Democratic-held seats more competitive while making just 14 Republican-held seats more competitive. The memo also claims that redistricting has taken more Republican-held seats than Democratic-held seats out of play.
"Democrats were unable to make the inroads they wanted by opening new opportunities in previously safe seats," writes Harrison. "The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's playbook for recapturing the majority was reliant upon several key states that simply did not get remapped the way they had hoped. Instead, Republicans were able to fend off these attempts and even open more pickup opportunities than Democrats were."