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Democrats Not Worried About Redistricting of District 1 in 2000

October 05, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

The next census may cause a drastic change in current boundaries of U-S District 1 within the city of St. Louis. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

A recent study says that nearly 30-thousand people have left St. Louis since 1990. After the 2000 U-S census, boundaries in the traditional democratic stronghold of U-S District 1, will be redrawn. But, state Democratic leader, Joe Carmichael isn't worried ...

Actuality:CARMICHAEL1
RunTime: 07
OutCue: "ARE DRAWN."
Contents: CARMICHAEL SAYS THAT IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE DISTRICT 1 NOT VOTING DEMOCRATIC IN AN ELECTION.

Previous redistricting efforts have come under the leadership of Republican governors. Carmichael says that he hopes the 2000 redistricting will come under a Democratic state leader.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


A possible redrawing of U-S District 1's congressional boundaries could affect the traditional power held by Democrats in the district. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

Close to 30-thousand people have left St. Louis since 1990. The 2000 census will force the redrawing of many congressional boundaries, including U-S District 1. Missouri's Democratic leader, Joe Carmichael says a possible revision won't affect his party's stronghold in the district ...

Actuality:CARMIKE3
RunTime: 16
OutCue: "IN 2000."
Contents: CARMICHAEL SAYS THAT PREVIOUS REDRAWINGS HAVE BEEN DONE UNDER REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS AND A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR COULD BE IN CHARGE FOR IN 2000.

The state won't find out the extent of congressional redistricting until 2001.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.