And the GOP responds with we need to be more inclusive to win the vote.
Heck, the GOP responded by messing around with his district!
Breaking down the Florida GOPs redistricting map
* Who gets hurt?
Because the GOP has such a huge majority of seats in a swing state 19 of 25, to be exact shoring up all 19 of those members was a difficult task. And that means some Republicans see their districts get tougher under the new map.
Case in point are Reps. Tom Rooney and Allen West. Both of their South Florida districts got about four points more Democratic, which should make life significantly tougher for each of them. Rooney now has a more compact swing seat (the 18th) north of West Palm Beach, while Wests already Democratic-leaning 22nd district just south of Rooneys became even more Democratic and will be tough for him to hold.
West has been a very outspoken tea party freshman and has raised huge money, but line-drawers dont appear to have done him many favors. His district, as constructed, would have gone about 43 percent for the last two Republican presidential nominees.
Both men appear to have options, though. Rooney could run in the new 17th, which includes much of his current territory in the Everglades, while there has been some talk of West running across the state in Macks district. (Though West has shown no interest in this.)
posted on 11/20/2012 10:38:19 AM PST
by Eagle of Liberty
(Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
To: Eagle of Liberty
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posted on 11/20/2012 11:06:54 AM PST
by Son House
(Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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