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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 GOP’s 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 West’s already Democratic-leaning 22nd district just south of Rooney’s 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 don’t 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 Mack’s district. (Though West has shown no interest in this.)

53 posted on 11/20/2012 10:38:19 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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(News Break)Did Bernake just say tax hikes were bad for the economy? And did the Democrats hear it too?...


58 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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