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Redistricting causing headaches for lawmakers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawmakers have been scurrying to file
candidacy papers in old legislative districts after a judge tossed
out newly drawn House and Senate boundaries because they didn't
meet constitutional muster.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered the
secretary of state not to implement the newly redrawn legislative
districts, forcing several lawmakers facing re-election this year
to file another round of candidacy papers to run in former
districts.

Republican state Rep. David Floyd said Wednesday he intends to
file candidacy papers for the third time in little more than a
month.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he expects Shepherd's ruling to
be appealed to the Kentucky Supreme Court. If the high court
overturns Shepherd, it could mean yet another round of filings.

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


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