Tug O’ War Continues Over Congressional Redistricting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Rural Republican Senators have delayed working out differences over congressional redistricting, to the frustration of their counterparts in the Missouri House.

The Senate and House maps both eliminate Congressman Russ Carnahan’s district. The primary differences lie in rural parts of the state. After rejecting the Senate version of the redistricting map, the House called for both sides to meet. The request was ignored by Senate leaders.

Republican Senator Scott Rupp from Wentzville sponsored the Senate redistricting bill. He says reaching an agreement between the House and the Senate has been harder than he thought. “I’m under the assumption that they can get that map through. Whether or not they like it is a different story. But again, the conversation I think is what we can get done versus what some people wish we could get done.”

(Copyright KMOX)

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  • St. Louis business owner

    That’s the same map with St. Louis City,. St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, all in a single mega district of 1.3 million plus people. Why are you showing that map, and why haven;t you purged the file from your database? No one anywhere is considering that map for anything other than wrapping fish or lining the bottom of bird cages.

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