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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

New election maps could hurt Allen West, other GOP incumbents



Florida's new redistricting standards, coupled with the 10-year shift in population, has forced Republicans to do what is rarely done in politics — sacrifice incumbents — and that is not going over well with some Republicans.

The possible casualties include U.S. Rep. Allen West, whose Broward to Palm Beach-based district would become more Democratic in every map proposed by both the House and Senate.

Read more from Mary Ellen Klas here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:04pm]


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