New Map for Kentucky Congressional Districts on the Verge of Becoming Law
A new map of Kentucky's Congressional Districts may be approved soon. House Speaker Greg Stumbo declared Congressional re-districting dead earlier this week, since it looked like both chambers could not agree on the new districts. But with the state Senate able to find enough votes to pass a compromise, a new map is reportedly in play.
The new map gives the Fourth District portions of Boyd, Spencer, Shelby, and Jefferson counties. The Second District, now represented by Congressman Brett Guthrie, stretches from Owensboro to Bowling Green and Nicholasville.
The bill passed a Senate Committee this morning, despite major objections from the Committee's Chair, Senator Damon Thayer. The bill is expected to pass the full House and Senate, and could be signed by the Governor soon. The filing deadline for Congressional candidates would be reopened immediately and is expected to close again on February 17th.