Some lawmakers say Acadiana fared well with the new congressional district map which is on its way to Governor Jindal's desk. 

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The new district three will force Lafayette congressmen Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry to run against each other.  KPEL's Suzanne Ferrara caught up with representative Page Cortez just after the vote.

Today, Governor Jindal issued the following statement on the redistricting session:

“I will sign the congressional redistricting bill when it gets to my desk. We have said all along that we wanted legislators to work together across party lines and across chambers to come to a consensus plan. No one thinks this plan is perfect, but it is a good compromise. We will sign it and send it to the Justice Department. We are glad the legislature got House, Senate, Congressional, and PSC redistricting plans done that represent the interests of the entire state.”