Senate committee approves new Florida congressional map

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Senate Reapportion Committee approved a new Florida congressional map with no discussion or debate. Only one committee member, Democratic Sen. Audrey Gibson, voted against the plan, which adds a new 28th district in central Florida which should favor Republicans. With nearly all Democrats on the committee voting for the map, it’s a sign that the plan meets that state’s constitutional requirement that districts be contiguous and drawn without benefitting a political party or candidate. The plan will now go to the full Senate. The House Redistricting Committee still needs to approve it’s version of the congressional map. 

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