Thu, Jan 13, 2022 5:09 PM
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.