The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a Republican-proposed map that would redraw the state’s congressional districts, reducing them from nine to eight.
It eliminates the St. Louis-area district currently held by Democrat Russ Carnahan.
A Missouri House committee tasked with redrawing the state's congressional districts has released an alternate map submitted by Democrats on the committee.
The first map, favored by the committee's Republican majority, was made public last Wednesday.
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