Pompeo Won't Seek To Join Kansas Redistricting Case

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo won't get involved in a federal lawsuit over the Legislature's failure to redraw the boundaries of the state's political districts.

Pompeo said Monday he's confident that three federal judges handling the lawsuit will do their best to draw workable maps of the state's four U.S. House districts. He issued the statement after the judges had a hearing in the case and allowed fellow Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder to intervene.

Pompeo and Yoder are freshman Republicans. Pompeo represents the 4th Congressional District of south-central Kansas. Yoder represents the 3rd District, centered in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

A bitter feud among Republicans prevented the Legislature from approving any new maps of state Senate, House, congressional and Board of Education districts.

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