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12/12/05

East Texas Congressman Calls Review Of Texas Redistricting A Non-Issue

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments to determine if the 2003 Texas redistricting map is constitutional. The boundaries helped Republicans win an overwhelming majority in Congress in the last elections. Of those Republicans was East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, who believes today's development is not a major issue. "I still don't have a lot of concern about it. The [U.S.] Supreme Court previously let the last election stand and are letting the election go forth in 2006, so that's an indication that there is not a serious problem," says Gohmert.

Governor Rick Perry also issued a statement today saying redistricting was constitutional and welcomes the review by the Supreme Court. It will begin hearing arguments next March.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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