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Do you think part of Lawrence should be in the same congressional district with much of Western Kansas?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 20, 2012

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“Western Kansas is much different and can’t and shouldn’t be represented in the same way as an urban center.”

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“I just think the redistricting process has taken too long to begin with.”

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“No, it doesn’t make sense to split up Lawrence.”

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“I don’t see how Lawrence fits with the rest of Kansas.”

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“No, because Lawrence is a liberal community, which is why many like it. Lawrence’s votes would be canceled out.”

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georgeofwesternkansas 1 year, 11 months ago

This is how Western Kansas feels about Lawrence.

She is just like your little sister, you love her with all your heart, but sometimes she torments you so that that you want to kick her ass. But, would defend her with all you have if an outsider came after her.

Do not worry Lawrence, we love you and will consider your point of view no matter how misguided it might be.


average 1 year, 11 months ago

I guess it'd be nice to be together and in the 2nd or 3rd, on the off-chance that we could tip the scales to another weak Democrat.

In the reality of the present, as little love as I have for Huelskamp, he isn't going to be any less interested in half-of-Lawrence than Yoder has been.


prospector 1 year, 11 months ago

You just needs to look as far as Terri Lois Gregory and her ineptness. You are a fool if you are expecting something different from our elected clowns.


Lora Gilliland Schneider 1 year, 11 months ago

This would hardly reflect on Lawrence. Western Kansas would suffer, however....


Liberty275 1 year, 11 months ago

They should use square boxes. Gerrymandering should never be an option.


George Lippencott 1 year, 11 months ago

The real question is "Does Western Kansas want Lawrence in their district"?


Negotiator 1 year, 11 months ago

We visited Lawrence once. I believe it was in the Andromeda Galaxy.


JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

Carol ain't too bad herself. Hubba hubba


CWGOKU 1 year, 11 months ago

Hippies and cowboys don't mix


none2 1 year, 11 months ago

I don't people understand that this affects more than east Lawrence. It affects many places in Douglas County. East Lawrence, North Lawrence, parts of northwestern Lawrence (basically anything north of 15th Street & west of Wakarusa), the towns of Eudora, & Lecompton all go to western Kansas' first district. Only Baldwin City, southern and southwest Douglas Coutny and basically parts of southwest Lawrence will be in the second district.

Imagine the state of Mass turned upside down that is what this proposed 1st district looks like. Western Kansas plus a curled hook to sweep down and take in north & eastern Douglas County -- like Cape Code in Mass. I guess gerrymandering is the norm now for our state's conservative Republican cronies.


Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

"No, because Lawrence is a liberal community, which is why many like it. Lawrence’s votes would be canceled out.”

Exactly what Koch and their right hand man Sam Brownback want to achieve. These radical Libertarian/Tea Party/Fundamentalist groupies cannot stand republicans either. Guess what is on this agenda? No democrats or republicans allowed.


RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

I bet spacehog could show us where the crack is.


Andini 1 year, 11 months ago

Isn't lawrence already split by the haves and have nots? The east vs the west siders? Lawrence High vs Free State???


RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 11 months ago

“No, it doesn’t make sense to split up Lawrence.”

Lawrence has been split between the 2nd and 3rd districts...


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