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Senate approves its congressional map and new state Senate lines as Democrats fume (Kentucky)
CN 2 Pure Politics ^ | January 18, 2012 | Don Weber

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 Stein’s 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 didn’t 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 weren’t 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.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: redistricting
Democrats in the Senate are fuming but their colleagues in the House set the stage where things got particularly nasty with the redistricting - it wasn't enough to gerrymander - over there they drew the lines around GOP members' homes to put many of them in the same district - in one as many as 3 GOP incumbents together.
1 posted on 01/18/2012 8:49:11 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: skinkinthegrass

Kentucky ping

2 posted on 01/18/2012 8:51:50 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; ...
done! RW
A Kentucky Ping.
...for those interested. :D

the House 'Rats, are gerrymandering (it seems) all
(State) House Republican districts...3 old : 1 new district.

Repeal the 16th & 17th Admt. and bring the Elected Federals (S/R)
home and rigidly hold them accountable to the 10th Admt.

Starve the Federal Beast....its a Malignant
Cancer threatening all of our Freedoms.

3 posted on 01/18/2012 9:41:23 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Got a map of the new districts?

4 posted on 01/18/2012 9:42:26 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

There are not maps on all of those but they do have some more information.

5 posted on 01/18/2012 10:09:34 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: All

If you can....would you just DO it!!??

6 posted on 01/18/2012 11:02:25 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I'm endorsing O'bama AND Romney as all my guys & gals don't make it very far. Go Barry! Go Mitt!)
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