Republicans are moving to redraw the boundaries of Kansas Senate districts so that a GOP and Democratic senator would face running against each other and the Redistricting Committee’s chair would be drawn into a GOP colleague’s district.
Republicans and Democrats have rival plans, though the GOP plan is more likely to pass, given Republicans’ Senate supermajority.
The League of Women Voters also has a plan.
The Kansas Constitution requires lawmakers to redraw their districts to make them equal in population every 10 years.
The GOP plan would put Redistricting Chair Rick Wilborn in a district with Senator Michael Fagg.
The Republican plan also would put Senator Beverly Gossage in a district with Democratic Senator Tom Holland, setting up a potential 2024 race.
The Democratic plan has only one district with a pair of incumbents.
The League of Women Voters’ proposal would have three districts with a pair of GOP incumbents.