Missouri Congressional District http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/russ-carnahan-and-lacy-clay-square-city-primary <p>One of the biggest match-ups in next Tuesday&rsquo;s primary will pit Congressman Russ Carnahan against fellow Democrat William &lsquo;Lacy&rsquo; Clay to represent the party in the 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District.</p><p>The two incumbents are have waged heated, and at times spiteful campaigns. The upshot is one less Democrat in Washington for Missouri, and city voters will choose between two well-established political dynasties.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:36:52 +0000 Adam Allington 4243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary Clay says he wasn’t behind consolidating congressional districts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-says-he-wasn-t-behind-consolidating-congressional-districts <p>Congressman Lacy Clay is asking fellow St. Louis Democrat Russ Carnahan to knock it off with claims that he was in cahoots with Republicans to consolidate St. Louis&#39;s two congressional districts</p><p>Both Clay and Carnahan are vying for the Democratic nomination for the 1<sup>st</sup><sup> </sup>Congressional District.</p><p>The issue has become a bit of a he-said-he-said between the former congressional allies, and Clay says he&#39;s just trying to get the facts straight.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 03:15:18 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay says he wasn’t behind consolidating congressional districts Closing arguments heard in Mo. congressional redistricting lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/closing-arguments-heard-mo-congressional-redistricting-lawsuit <p>Closing arguments were heard today (Thursday) in the lawsuit over Missouri&rsquo;s new congressional district map.</p><p>Debate&nbsp;centered around&nbsp;whether the so-called Grand Compromise Map passed by lawmakers last year meets the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court&rsquo;s </a>definition of compactness.&nbsp; Gerry Greiman represents the plaintiffs.&nbsp; He argued that the map&rsquo;s 5<sup>th</sup> District, which lumps Kansas City together with three rural counties, fails that test. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:34:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2997 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Closing arguments heard in Mo. congressional redistricting lawsuit Redistricting lawsuits heard before Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/redistricting-lawsuits-heard-mo-supreme-court <p>The legal battle over Missouri&rsquo;s new congressional map resumed today.&nbsp;</p><p>The<a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27"> State Supreme Court </a>heard arguments over whether the so-called &ldquo;Grand Compromise Map&rdquo; fails to meet the State Constitution&rsquo;s compactness requirement.&nbsp; Attorney&nbsp;Gerry Greiman argued for the plaintiffs in one of two lawsuits against the map.&nbsp; He says like-minded people should be joined together in the same district. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:59:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2853 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Redistricting lawsuits heard before Mo. Supreme Court