FRANKFORT, KY (1/11/12) – The following is a statement from House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover.
“The proposal on Congressional redistricting drawn up by House Democrats and passed today is nothing more than a political document to protect Congressmen in the 3rd and 6th Congressional Districts, and a negotiating ploy since they know this plan will never pass the Senate.
Even worse it splits the home county of 5th District Congressman Harold Rogers, who has devoted more than 30 years to working with both Republicans and Democrats on improving the economy and opportunities for the people of Eastern Kentucky. If I was a representative from Eastern Kentucky and I voted for this plan, I would be embarrassed to say I supported dividing the home county of Congressman Rogers.
It is my hope that the Senate will look long and hard at the House’s plan; judge it for the political plan that it is, and draft something that is fair and equitable to all Kentuckians.”
Statement provided by Jeff Hoover
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