Anne Arundel political leaders voted last night to file suit to block the General Assembly redistricting plan that splits the county into four congressional districts.
"We're a minority in four districts. We don't see how it could get any worse," Laura Green Treffer, chairwoman of the county GOP committee, said.
Leaders of the county's Democratic and Republican state central committees will be joint plaintiffs in the bipartisan suit.
A legal battle is expected to be politically and monetarily costly for Arundel. But political leaders said they fear the county will not have a majority in any one district under the plan adopted last week and that its interests will be ignored on Capitol Hill. For 20 years, the county has been represented in a single district by Tom McMillen, D-4th.