House Republican Leaders Offer Redistricting Plan

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — House Republican leaders are offering a legislative redistricting plan that would force eight incumbents to run against each other next year.

House GOP Leader Jeff Hoover said two those would be Republicans, two would be Democrats, and four would be matchups of incumbents from both parties.

Democrats had offered a plan earlier this year that would have pitted 11 House Republicans against each other. Hoover said he believes the GOP plan is more even handed.

Each decade, lawmakers are required to draw new district boundaries to account for population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Kentucky had major population shifts between 2000 and 2010, requiring changes in boundary lines to comply with the federal and state "one person, one vote" mandate.

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