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New congressional redistricting map advances; puts Douglas County entirely in 2nd

May 2, 2012

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— A Senate committee on Wednesday recommended approval of a congressional redistricting map that puts all of Douglas County in the 2nd congressional district.

Currently, Douglas County is divided between the 2nd and 3rd districts.

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Congressional Redistricting Map ( .PDF )

The proposal also puts Manhattan in the 2nd District, which is represented by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka.

Committee Chairman Tim Owens, R-Overland Park, said the measure, which now goes to the full Senate, resolves several issues.

Both the House and Senate had earlier approved a congressional redistricting plan and killed the other chamber's proposal.

Earlier versions that gained traction in the House would have split Democratic strongholds, such as Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Lawrence.

Under the Senate committee plan, Topeka would remain in the 2nd, and Kansas City, Kan. would remain in the 3rd.

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TinmanKC 1 year, 11 months ago

Finally a somewhat sane map.

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Hooligan_016 1 year, 11 months ago

Well, it is certainly better than some of the more ridiculous proposals that came out (i.e. Wyandotte in the 1st).

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1 year, 11 months ago

Thx Scott.

Still don't like it, but it is what it is.

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1 year, 11 months ago

Follow-on note.

This may pass the Senate, but will probably get shot down in the House.

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1 year, 11 months ago

@Scott

Please post a link to the proposed map.

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