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A redestricting plan in St. Louis could shift the balance in Gephardt's district

April 11, 2001
By: Cara Karunaratne
State Capital Bureau

St. Louis Congressman Lacy Clay's resdistricting plan meets criticism in the state capitol.

Cara Karunaratne has more from Jefferson City.

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Clay submitted HIS ideal proposal for Congressional redistricting.

His plan takes a large number of black voters away from House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt's district.

That could hurt Gephardt's chances for reelection.

St. Louis Senator John Scott says he won't support a redistricting plan that endangers Gephardt's seat in the House.

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Contents: Senator John Scott says that he wants to make sure that Gephardt's seat is protected and will not pass a bill that could jeopardize Gephardt.

Scott and other lawmakers have to approve a redistricting plan by mid-May.

From Jefferson City, Cara Karunaratne, KMOX News.