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Legislative panel OKs Senate redistricting plan

September 20, 2011 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate committee approved a Democratic-backed plan for revamping state Senate districts that will pit two Republican incumbents against each other in the southeastern corner of the state.

The Rules Committee endorsed the plan on a party-line vote Monday night, with Democrats backing it and Republicans opposed.

The measure goes to another committee for consideration, but Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, said he hoped the full Senate will be able to debate the proposal Tuesday.

Under the proposal, Republican Sens. Rod Adair of Roswell and William Burt of Alamogordo would end up in the same district.

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