Despite a contentious lawsuit and dramatic regional population shifts,
2013 congressional and legislative redistricting processes have resulted in
political stasis. Kentucky
The Republican-controlled Senate was still able to reinforce Republican strongholds.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives likewise strengthened party centers.
Steve Voss, a political scientist at the
of Kentucky, says although the process
of partisan entrenchment can often contribute to federal gridlock, 's regional
concerns more often override partisan divides. Kentucky
With state elections still months away, local party gains and losses remain unclear.
The new state legislative districts include fewer races in which incumbents faced each other than in previous years.
Currently, only two Democrat and two Republican incumbents are set to run against each other.