New proposed Congressional maps released yesterday by the state's redistricting committee could have resulted in a political showdown for Easton's representative in congress between Easton's current representative Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and William Keating (D-Quincy).
Instead, the Boston Globe reports, Keating will likely move to his home in Bourne to avoid running against Lynch and represent a newly formed 9th district, serving the south coast, Cape Cod and the island.
"It is not unusual in Massachusetts for political figures to relocate to run for Congress. Keating moved two years ago from Sharon to Quincy to campaign for that seat," the Globe reports.
The new maps merge Keating's 10th district with Lych's 9th district to form a new 8th district, which will represent all or part of 25 municipalities, including Easton, Brockton, Stoughton, Canton and the Bridgewaters.