Ohio House could take up new congressional map

Oct 21, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republicans who control the Ohio Legislature say the state's new and disputed map of congressional districts could be revised.

Ohio House GOP caucus spokesman Mike Dittoe said Friday that all options are on the table, including revisiting the congressional map.

A court fight over the new lines has left the map in limbo and has forced state lawmakers to move toward splitting Ohio's 2012 primary.

The Ohio Senate on Thursday approved delaying the U.S. House and presidential primary to June 12. A March primary would include state, local and U.S. Senate seats. The House was to vote on the divided primary plan on Friday.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) would need to approve the measure Friday so the state can meet a deadline for printing military ballots.