From the St. Louis Beacon:

U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, says the Missouri Supreme Court is “the closest thing to a level playing field” in his continued fight to resurrect his congressional district, which was dismantled last spring by the Missouri General Assembly.

Carnahan said in an interview Monday night that he was optimistic that the court will toss out the new congressional-district map and order a new one drawn up. The congressman said he listened to last Thursday’s court hearing on the internet.

“I am running for re-election,” Carnahan said, adding that it was “a false choice” for him to discuss what district he will run in, if his current 3rd District is not restored.

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