House passes redistricting map
The plan redraws the 6th congressional district, a reliably Republican seat in Western Maryland, and makes it a tossup by adding tens of thousands of liberal voters from Montgomery County.
The change angered House Republicans who tried three times to block the the measure. All of their efforts failed. The map also irked some Democrats, who felt that minority populations were carved up.
The measure requires another vote in the Senate because of technical changes before it goes to O'Malley for his signature as emergency legislation. Both chambers are expected to adjourn tomorrow.