Florida Congressional Redistricting Goes Array-"Allen West is Screwed"Submitted by Bob-45 on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:31
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I can't stand that neocon nitwit.
Florida Congressional Redistricting Goes Array?
January 10, 2012
By Javier Manjarres
With the Florida Legislature preparing to tackle redistricting during the 2012 Legislative session, the preliminary maps that have been offered up for review are making quite a stink amongst Republicans, as the preliminary maps drawn appear to favor Democrats. One may have believed that the so-called “most conservative legislature” in Florida’s history would see to it that the redistricting process, at least overall would strengthen Republicans’ chances in a plurality of legislative and congressional districts across the state.
Unfortunately for the GOP faithful, this does not seem to be the case. Due in part to the influence of Amendments 5 & 6 and the two new congressional districts that Florida has gained, Republicans are on the verge of fumbling away their advantage. And while Republican congressional incumbents will have to concede district-wide favorability to Democrats, Congressman Allen West’s 22nd congressional district may very be drawn to include substantially more Democrats within it-potentially far many more than other Republican incumbents.
It is hard to comprehend that Congressman West, who is arguably one of the most popular Republicans in the state is being put in such a position. Keep in mind that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) and its Chairwoman/Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz have identified West as being ‘Public Enemy #1.’ West is one of the most visible and outspoken members of Congress, and he has been holding both Republicans and the Obama Administration accountable for their actions.
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