The Missouri House Redistricting Committee passed a map that would eliminate Democrat Russ Carnahan's congressional seat in St. Louis.
Wrap: Republican committee chairman John Diehl proposed the map that looks very similar to the one passed in the Senate on Monday.
Democratic Representatives Penny Hubbard and Jamilah Nasheed from St. Louis both served on the committee and voted for the new map.
Even though St. Louis lost a district, Nasheed says it will strengthen the city.
|Description: "It should be one, becuase the city of St. Louis is polarized right now. I think now is the time to be able to do away with the polarization in the city of St. Louis and I think this will help."|
The only "no" vote came from Crystal City Democrat Ron Casey, who's from the congressional district that's going away.
Diehl's map will now go to the House floor.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Brian Bondus.
With Missouri's proposed Congressional maps set to hit the House floor, St. Louis got the short straw.
Wrap: The House Redistrictcing Committee passed a similar map to the one the Senate passed Monday.
They both eliminate the St. Louis district previously held by Democrat Russ Carnahan.
Republican committe chairman John Diehl proposed the map.
|Description: "Everybody's criticizing it but nobody can show you anything better it's probably a pretty good map. And I think the fact that Senate and the Democrats came up with a map that's only about two percent different than this one. I think tells you we are probably pretty close to the right answer."|
Only Crystal City Democrat Ron Casey voted against the map.
He's from Carnahan's district.
Two St. Louis City Representatives voted for Diehl's plan.
The map now goes to the full house.
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Brian Bondus.