GOP to seek injunction on House redistricting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover
says a lawsuit will be filed within days challenging the
constitutionality of a redistricting measure that hits GOP
representatives especially hard.

Hoover said on Wednesday that Republican representatives will
also ask for an injunction to delay implementation of the measure
and ask that next Tuesday's election filing deadline be postponed
until the matter is resolved.

The House approved the plan largely along party lines on Jan. 12
after rejecting a GOP alternative that would have eliminated some
of the oddly shaped districts drawn by House Democrats. Democratic
Gov. Steve Beshear signed the measure into law last week.

The newly drawn House districts set up Republican vs. Republican
races in three House districts. And one unfortunate Republican
would face the powerful House Democratic floor leader.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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