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9/30/03

Redistricting Battle is a Show-Down Between Lubbock and Midland

As expected, the battle over the state redistricting map is turning into a showdown between Lubbock and Midland.

Lawmakers continue to meet in conference committees to discuss the two proposed maps. One of those maps would place Lubbock and Midland in separate congressional districts, which is what Senator Robert Duncan of Lubbock is against. Tom Craddick of Midland wants the division so that oil and gas will be the district's focus instead of agriculture.

If lawmakers do not approve a congressional redistricting map by October 6th, they'll have to move back the deadline for congressional candidates to file their intent to run for office. They'll also have to bump back the primary election date, scheduled for March 2nd.

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