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Missouri Senate GOP divided over gerrymandering attempts

Opponents of a congressional redistricting plan are continuing to hold up a vote in the Missouri Senate.

A three-day debate continued Wednesday with conservative Republicans still fighting against a proposal that's projected to send six Republicans and two Democrats to the U.S. House.

Republican legislative leaders are backing the status quo map. But conservatives want to be more aggressive. They want to reshape the districts to give Republicans a better shot at winning seven of the seats.

A proposed 7-1 map was defeated Monday night. An ensuing filibuster carried throughout Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. The Senate took about a 12-hour break before resuming debate later in the day.

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