King on Why Republicans Are No Longer So Scared of Redistricting

Not so long ago, ascendant New York Democrats, having freshly captured all the branches of state government, were eagerly looking forward to 2010 and the chance to erase a Republican district from the map.
Now, with Governor David Paterson looking irreparably wounded from a disastrous first year in office, Republicans are all of a sudden less worried about losing a seat, and think it might even be possible to gain one.
“Republicans feel better,” said Representative Pete King, who has expressed interest in running for the Senate. “Right now, I hope [Paterson] runs. I don’t think Andrew is going to push him out, at least not publicly.

King on Why Republicans Are No Longer So Scared of Redistricting