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Congressman Carnahan remains tight-lipped about 2012 plans

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Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis.

As Missouri awaits a decision from Cole County Circuit Court about the redistricting map created by the Missouri General Assembly, 3rd District Congressman Russ Carnahan remains mum about his plans for re-election in 2012.  Saying it makes little sense to make any decision before the Court’s, Carnahan refused to say whether or not he’d consider a run in the 1st District against Democrat Lacy Clay.

“That’s not a decision that I am going to make now or need to make now," Carnahan said. "From day one throughout this process, I’ve made clear that the fight to make here is to be sure that we have three members of Congress for the St. Louis metropolitan area. ”

Carnahan’s district was dismantled in May when the Missouri General Assembly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of their proposed redistricting plan.

Congressman Carnahan says he’s running for re-election in 2012 and that he believes the court process will result in “a good place” for him to do so.  He’s raised over $350,000 for his campaign so far.

Rep. Carnahan was a guest on today's St. Louis on the Air. To hear the entire conversation, visit the show's archives.

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