May 4, 2011

GOT MINE:

MO House Overrides Nixon's Map Veto (Cameron Joseph, May 4, 2011, Hotline)

With the override of a gubernatorial veto Wednesday, Missouri's state House Republicans all-but guaranteed the elimination of the district of Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., and the enactment of a new congressional map that will give the GOP a likely 6-2 advantage in the state's congressional delegation.

Four Democratic legislators with ties to Reps. Lacy Clay of St. Louis and Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City - who are happy with the district lines they get in new map - helped Republicans achieve the two-thirds majority they needed to overturn Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's weekend veto of the proposed new congressional district map. Missouri is losing one House seat under reapportionment.


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