Kansas House advances redistricting map that breaks off part of WyCo from JoCo in 3rd District

Kansas redistricting map advances in House.

Rep. Steve Hueber, right, reviews a map during a House Redistricting Committee hearing Tuesday. The GOP-dominated House advanced legislation along party lines that would install a GOP-drawn map that splits off part of Wyandotte County from Johnson County in the 3rd District. The chamber is poised to take a final vote on the map Wednesday, potentially sending it to Gov. Laura Kelly's desk. Photo credit Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector.

By Sherman Smith

Rep. Steve Huebert during a four-hour House debate Tuesday defended an obvious attempt by Republicans to gain an upper hand in congressional races through redistricting as simply “a political process.”