GOP weighs axing Democrat’s congressional seat as Missouri redistricting heats up

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republicans on Monday raised doubts about pursuing a congressional map that eliminates one of two Democratic districts in Missouri despite a push to do so by many in the party. GOP members of the House Redistricting Committee questioned the concept in response to comments by Susan Klein, executive director of Missouri Right to Life, who said Republicans should pursue a “7-1” map comprised of seven Republicans and one Democrat. “We’ve seen Missouri grow more conservative and I believe that right now is the time to fight for a 7-1 map,” Klein told the House Redistricting Co…

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