The State Senate has passed its own re-districting bill and it isn’t exactly what the rumors indicated it might have been.
State Senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville was the only Democrat to vote for the bill which would give him Christian, Caldwell, Crittenden and Union Counties. He currently serves Christian, Todd and Logan.
Just as the House re-districting bill pitted several Republicans against each other—including State Representative Myron Dossett against Madisonville Republican Ben Wade—the Senate bill puts four Democrat senators against each other.
Senator Pendleton is not in that number and Todd and Logan Counties are up for grabs as to who their senator will be.
The bill has Todd and Logan in a district with Muhlenberg, Simpson and Allen Counties in addition to a portion of Warren.
There are rumors that a prominent Todd County Democrat may run for that seat, though the bill will have to pass both chambers and be signed by the governor before anyone could file.
There was reportedly an understanding the senate would pass the house’s bill and vice versa to allow those law-makers to draw their own districts.