Census Could Show GOP Gains in Many States

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The new 2010 Census could spell gains for Republicans. Results from the U.S. Census Bureau show America's population has steadily migrated South and West.

The population shift translates into more of the 435 seats going to GOP-leaning states like Texas. Projections show that the Lone Star State stands to gain up to four congressional seats because of an increasing Hispanic population and a diversified economy that maintained relatively well during the recession.

Arizona and Florida may also add one or two seats in Congress.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs downplayed the notion that the 2010 Census results could mean an increase for Republicans.

"I don't think shifting some seats from one area of the country to another necessarily marks a concern that you can't make a politically potent argument in those new places," Gibbs said.

The once-in-a-decade count could redraw the election map and has high stakes for the dominant party in every state.

The count also found that U.S. population growth was the lowest it has been in 70 years.

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