Skip to comments.Senate approves its congressional map and new state Senate lines as Democrats fume (Kentucky)
Posted on 01/18/2012 8:49:01 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved its version of the congressional district lines, setting up negotiations with Democratic House leaders over how to rectify the two different approaches to those six districts.
The upper chamber also approved the new 38 state Senate districts that essentially drew at least three Democrats out of jobs, including Sen. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington.
It passed the Senate, 21-14 with Democratic Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville joining the Republicans...(snip)
The map placed together Democratic Sens. Dorsey Ridley of Henderson who represents the 4th Senate District and Jerry Rhoads of Madisonville who represents the 6th District. That new 6th District includes Henderson, Hopkins, Webster and McLean counties.
That allowed senators to re-number Steins 13th District to be the 4th. And the 13th District became a northeastern Kentucky district of Harrison, Robertson, Mason, Lewis, Nicholas, Fleming, Bath and Montgomery counties.
Because odd-numbered districts are up for re-election this year, Stein would have to move to that district to run for another term. She said Wednesday she didnt plan to move.
Stein, one of the most outspoken senators, frequently clashed with Republican Senate President David Williams. And she said she was broadsided by the move.
Sen. Damon Thayer, the Georgetown Republican who chairs the state government committee, was the chief architect of the map.
He told reporters the districts werent drawn to punish any particular senators.
Sen. Walter Blevins, a Democrat from Sandy Hook, also saw the 27th District he currently represents split into parts of four others. The district number moved to southern Kentucky where it incorporates Muhlenberg, Allen, Simpson, Logan and Todd counties and a small part of Warren County.
The Senate, meanwhile, approved a congressional district map very similar to current makeup. The measure passed along party lines with little debate.
(Excerpt) Read more at mycn2.com ...
Got a map of the new districts?
There are not maps on all of those but they do have some more information.
If you can....would you just DO it!!??
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