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Holden Nominates Two Republicans to Redistricting Committee

April 19, 2001
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

Governor Bob Holden nominates two Republicans to the state's redistricting commisison. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

Over the past week, accusations have flown over who will serve on the state's redistricting board. Now, the governor says he's nominated two people who, in his eyes, are Republican - that would be Allison Smith and Norman Harty ...

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RunTime: 19
OutCue: ... I'M PLEASED."
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According to Holden, Smith and Harty were among a list of Republican names he got from other party-members throughout the statehouse.

From state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink, KMOX News.Date:April 19, 2001

Governor Bob Holden has nominated two Republicans to the state's re-districting committee, but the Missouri Republican Party wonders why they weren't consulted on the matter. Kyle Elfrink has more from Jefferson City.

The governor nominated Allison Smith and Norman Harty to fill the vacancies on the state apportionment commissions. But, Scott Baker of the Missouri Republican Party says he's upset with how the governor went about the process ...

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RunTime: 12
OutCue: ... THESE COMMISSIONS."
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Meanwhile, the governor says it's time to get started on redistricting ...

Actuality:NOR3
RunTime: 12
OutCue: ... THE COURTS."
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So, it seems the state takes another step in the on-going process to redraw Missouri's election boundaries.

From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink, KMOX News.Date:April 19, 2001

After a week of accusations and in the midst of an on-going legal battle, Governor Bob Holden has nominated two Republicans to serve on the state's redistricting commission. Kyle Elfrink has more from Jefferson City.

The governor said he worked hard to select replacements on the committee ...

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OutCue: ... SHOW THAT (2X)."
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The two replacements are Norman Harty and Allison Smith. But, while Holden says both nominees came from the mouths of Republicans, leadership of the Missouri Republican Party says they were never consulted about Harty or Smith. Still, they said they have no major problem with either of the two - only with the governor's failure to speak with them.

From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink, KMOX News.Date:April 19, 2001

Although Governor Bob Holden made 2 Republican nominations to the state's redistricting commission, the Missouri Republican Party is still disappointed with how the process worked. Kyle Elfrink has more from Jefferson City.

Both Allison Smith and Norman Harty must still be approved, but the Missouri Republican Party is already upset with the route the governor took in choosing the nominees. Scott Baker, Republican Party Communications Director, says the governor never contacted them ...

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RunTime: 17
OutCue: ... A REPLACEMENT."
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The governor says the list he looked at was made up of many of the names that other Republicans inside the capitol mentioned to him.

From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink, KMOX News.