Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes GOP congressional map that divides part of WyCo from JoCo

Laura Kelly

Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of the map redrawing the state's congressional districts sets up Republicans for a likely override attempt in the Statehouse. File image

By Stephen Koranda, Jim McLean 

Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly used her veto pen Thursday to strike down a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Republicans that critics say was gerrymandered to hurt Democrats.

The veto sets up an override fight in the Legislature driven by the Republicans who drew the map.