As redistricting time nears, one GOP consultant offers his take on potential changes

03/15/2011 08:25 AM

Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District could move several Democratic-leaning counties to the 6th Congressional District, suggested one Republican consultant.

Justin Brasell, the former chief of staff for Republican 4th District Congressman Geoff Davis, also said he could envision all of Scott County (which includes Georgetown) going to the 4th District. It is currently split between the 4th and 6th districts.

“It’s been a possibility people are talking about,” he said.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles represents the 6th District.

The state legislature will redraw the congressional and state legislative district lines over the next year after the latest population data are released from the 2010 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that Kentucky will join eight other states in the next batch of detailed data to be released by Friday. (The other states include, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Tennessee, according to the Census Bureau.

Brasell, who now runs a consulting firm in Mississippi, will be working with Republican state auditor candidate Addia Wuchner in this election cycle. After working with Davis, Brasell ran U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign in 2008.

Here’s what he said in a recent interview about redistricting and how that sets up the 2012 congressional elections in Kentucky:

- Ryan Alessi

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