Buh-Bye Russ… MO Redistricting Map Eliminates Carnahan District

Missouri is one of several states that will lose a representative in Congress as the result of the reapportionment process that took place after the 2010 U.S. Census. Things don’t look so good for Missouri democrats.
Ozarks First released a first look at the proposed redistricting in Missouri.

A map submitted for consideration of the House Redistricting Committee by its chair, Rep. John Diehl, R-Town and Country, shows the congressional district currently represented by Congressman Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, absorbed by the three congressional districts that currently border it…

…The map also shifts northwest Missouri congressman Sam Graves’ district to include almost every county north of the Missouri River from the western border of the state to the eastern border.

Another significant shift appears to have been made in mid-Missouri where the city of Columbia and Boone County, traditional Democratic strongholds, have been shifted out of the district represented by current Ninth District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer and placed into the district of freshman U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville.

Here’s a look at the current map:

And here’s the proposed map with the 8 seats that are left after redistricting.

Carnahan’s seat will be absorbed into neighboring districts. Pelosi’s poodle will likely find himself back in the private sector looking for employment.

Oh well, there’s always his brother’s wind farm. It’s a good thing brother Tom Carnahan was awarded $107 million in stimulus money for his wind farm project in Missouri. Certainly they can find a place for him somewhere after that $100 million gift.

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