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Missouri Senate divided over congressional redistricting

Missouri state senators remain divided over a congressional redistricting plan after failing to reach a consensus during an all-night debate.

The state Senate essentially was split Tuesday among three camps over how to redraw the state's eight U.S. House districts in response to the census.

Republican leadership is pushing a plan that they say will continue the current representation of six Republicans and two Democrats in Congress.

The state Senate voted against a plan from some conservative Republicans that could have given the GOP a shot at winning seven seats.

Democrats, meanwhile, say a map with a 5-3 split would more closely reflect the result of statewide elections.

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