The Kansas Senate's worst fear over redistricting might not be the House.
It might be Leavenworth County voters.
Republican Senate candidate Steve Fitzgerald wrote today in the Leavenworth Times that there's a movement afoot to go to court over a set of districts that doesn't give Leavenworth County its own Senate seat.
Fitzgerald, a conservative, suggests that instead of going to court, voters to should petition the Kansas attorney general to step in and protect Leavenworth County voters from being disenfranchised. Read Fitzgerald's column here.
In making a case for a Leavenworth County Senate seat, Fitzgerald echoes the view of Gov. Sam Brownback who has urged the Legislature to draw a plan that would put Leavenworth County predominately in one Senate district.
Brownback has argued that Leavenworth County is one of the largest counties in the state that's not in its own Senate district.
Holland ran for governor against Brownback in 2010 with Kultala as his running mate.
Democrats believe that a Leavenworth County senate district would pave a path for Fitzgerald to get elected, giving Brownback one more conservative vote in the Senate, now controlled by moderate Republicans.
The Senate is currently poised to vote on a new set of districts that would give Johnson County a new senate district. However, it would not give Leavenworth County its own Senate district.