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Senator Jane Cunningham is the biggest loser

Date: February 23, 2012
By: Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
In the third attempt to create new Senate redistricting maps, Jane Cunningham is squeezed out of the Senate.
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Wrap: 

Actuality:  CUNHA.WAV
Run Time:  00:05
Description: "I'm not drawn anywhere. I am in no where land."

That was St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham after the third attempt at Senate redistricting maps were released early Thursday morning.

Cunningham's district was moved to other side of the state and now has nowhere to run in a November election.

Many Senators say the second maps were the best choice after they had input in the creation of the maps.

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Description: "It seemed like the obvious answer, was thrown in the trash."

There is now a 15 day period open for public comment before the maps become official.

From the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
The third attempt at creating Senate redistricting maps were released early Thursday morning. And while one St. Louis County Senator is a big loser, one is coming out smelling like roses.
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Wrap: St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham's district was moved out to Kansas City.

And now she must figure out what's next for her as she enters the last few months of her term.

Cunningham is now placed right in the middle of current Senator Brian Nieves' district --- which isn't up for election until 2014.

And Nieves' knows he was very fortunate.

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Description: "I'm not real crazy about how it was all done, but I came out smelling like a rose."

St. Louis County Republican Senator Jim Lembke said with the new maps, St. Louis is split into six democratic districts and only one republican.

There is now a 15 day period open for public comment before the maps become official.

From the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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