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  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest. But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
  • Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

    Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.  And...
  • Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants

    Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants
    TALLAHASSEE -- In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants. Those three...
  • Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action

    Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action
    TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back...
  • Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks

    Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks
    TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
  • Judge orders new Florida congressional districts

    Judge orders new Florida congressional districts
    TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave the Legislature two weeks to redraw illegally gerrymandered congressional maps, throwing into question when Floridians will vote for their U.S. representatives. Leon Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also ordered state...
  • Rep. Corrine Brown attends trial, blasts redistricting lawsuit

    Rep. Corrine Brown attends trial, blasts redistricting lawsuit
    TALLAHASSEE  -- With her district essentially on trial in a Tallahassee courtroom, Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown ripped into a lawsuit brought by a coalition of voting-rights groups challenging the state's congressional districts. Brown, whose...
  • Legislature seeks to shift 7 congressional districts

    TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to avoid a chaotic election delay, lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday that would shift the borders of seven U.S. House districts throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special...
  • Three local congressional races feature Republican primaries

    Three local congressional races feature Republican primaries
    On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition. District 7 Eleven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica, Winter Park, faces...
  • GOP operative: Consultants wanted 'a seat at the table' in redistricting

    GOP operative: Consultants wanted 'a seat at the table' in redistricting
    TALLAHASSEE – A Republican consultant testified Monday that he and other political operatives wanted a “seat at the table” during Florida's once-a-decade redistricting process, despite constitutional reforms voters adopted to insulate...
  • Weatherford: Political consultants wanted 'clarity' in redistricting

    Weatherford: Political consultants wanted 'clarity' in redistricting
    TALLAHASSEE – House Speaker Will Weatherford testified Tuesday that Republican political consultants had "sullen faces" when he and other lawmakers told them flatly they could not have a hand in re-drawing new congressional maps. Weatherford, R-...