UPDATED: Redistricting debate explodes over Senate leader’s remarks

Susan Wagle

(Updated to add more interviews with more reporting and background)

The approaching debate over redrawing election boundaries exploded Friday morning over Senate President Susan Wagle's comments about the need to protect the Republican supermajority in the Legislature.

Democrats, from Gov. Laura Kelly and Congresswoman Sharice Davids on down, hammered away at Wagle's comments about keeping the supermajorities in the House and Senate so the GOP could control the redistricting battle ahead.

Democrats only need to pick up one seat in the House and three in the Senate to bust up the supermajority, something that even national Republicans believe . . .


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