After the 2010 census Missouri will lose one of it's 9 congressional districts and it looks like St.Louis Representative Russ Carnahan is the odd man out. The redistricting plan would split Carnahan's district into three pieces and add them to the districts of Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St.Louis, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Town and Country and Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau. Democrats Carnahan and Clay have criticized the plan saying it "emphasizes partisanship over fairness" (St.Louis Beacon).
Another controversy involves the oddly shaped new 5th District in the Kansas City area. The current 5th District, held by Representative Emanual Cleaver II, D-Kansas City, which now encompasses much of the K.C. metro area would split K.C.'s Jackson County and then sweep westward into Lafayette County, Ray County rural Saline County.
Originally published on St.Louis Examiner.com