GOP Impasse In Kansas On Senate Remapping Remains

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed three new proposals for redrawing senators' districts, showing that Republican legislators aren't closer to ending an impasse over the issue.

The new plans approved Thursday by the Senate Reapportionment Committee all draw at least three conservative candidates out of the districts of the Senate incumbents they've planned to challenge in GOP primaries.

They're unacceptable to GOP conservatives, who hope to wrest control of the Senate from its moderate Republican leaders.

The Senate committee's action came the same day the House planned to debate a bill to redraw the 40 Senate districts favored by GOP conservatives, who control the House.

The battle over Senate redistricting has stalled action on redrawing other political boundaries and threatens to postpone the Aug. 7 primary election.

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