Missouri Senate passes congressional map after weeks of bitter Republican infighting
The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. - Wayne Mckown/Dreamstime/TNS

The Missouri Senate approved a congressional map on Thursday, ending weeks of Republican infighting over how far to go in drawing GOP-leaning districts for partisan advantage. The map — approved in a 22-10 vote — was the result of a compromise among Republicans, including between GOP leaders and some members of the Conservative Caucus, a hard-right group of seven senators who had filibustered previous proposals. The district lines are expected to preserve the state’s current mix of six Republican and two Democratic members of Congress, falling short of the Conservative Caucus’ goal of seven Re...