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The Missouri Senate passed a redistricting map that splits up St. Louis County

May 16, 2001
By: Seth Bachelier
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri Senate passed the state's new redistricting map that alters the representation in St. Louis County. Seth Bachelier has more from Jefferson City...

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The map, which passed by a 28-5 vote, moves parts of Creve Coeur, Ladue, and Frontenac into the first district, which belongs to Democrat Lacy Clay.

Republican Senator John Loudon says the fight to keep St. Louis County in the second district stopped due to cumulating pressure.

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OutCue: "against a wall."
Contents: Loudon says that both Republican and Democratic delegation wanted the map passed, so St. Louis County Republicans were up against a wall.

Todd Akin's press secretary Steve Taylor says Akin, who holds the second district, isn't pleased with the split of St. Louis.

But, Taylor also says that Akin won't go to court over it.

From Jefferson City, I'm Seth Bachelier.


The Missouri Senate passed its redistricting proposal with a 28-5 vote. But, it may have a negative impact on St. Louis County. Seth Bachelier has more from Jefferson City...

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Under the new map, parts of Ladue, Frontenac, and Creve Coeur shifted from Todd Akin's second district to Lacy Clay's first district.

St. Louis Republican Michael Gibbons proposed an amendment to move these areas back into the first district.

And although it didn't pass, Gibbons says he got his point across.

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OutCue: "second congressional district."
Contents: Gibbons says that everyone knows now how the current map hurts St. Louis County and its interests.

This marks the first time in three decades that minority voters have been taken out of the first district.

The only thing the map needs now is approval from Governor Holden.

From Jefferson City, I'm Seth Bachelier.