A former Trump official Carlos Trujillo is embedding himself in Florida’s effort to flip the House in the favor of the Republicans.
Florida has picked up a seat thanks to the census and redistricting will give the Republicans opportunities to flip seats by limiting the number of Democrats per district.
The Florida Supreme Court drew the redistricting map from the 2010 census but the court was filled with liberal activist judges.
The Supreme Court has flipped so as long as the maps satisfy state and federal laws, the map will be accepted without those activist judges who sat on the court before.
Florida Democrat Reps. Val Demings, Charlie Crist, and Stephanie Murphy will all be leaving the House after this term and all three are competitive races now and without incumbents, they are rife for a takeover.
Republicans could pick up four seats just like that.
Buzz surrounds Demings even at non-political events: At an Orlando fundraiser Wednesday night for a new Holocaust memorial, a coterie of Central Florida political leaders and insiders lined up to speak with Demings and encourage her to run, a source told us.
One big drawback for Demings (or any Democratic candidate): The Florida Democratic Party is in shambles, and for years has failed to conduct the voter-registration programs it needs in order to win statewide elections.
State redistricting is set to reshape the Florida House districts in 2021 with an extra seat added into the mix via the 2020 Census Bureau’s population growth data.
Lake County’s Property Appraiser and former Republican State Senator Carey Baker informed Breitbart News on April 27 that “Legal challenges are to be expected from the Democrats” upon redistricting, just as they initiated and legally won in 2010.
The New York Times wrote an article on May 5 to highlight Trujillo’s downhill advance, entitled, “Why Democratic Departures From the House Have Republicans Salivating.”
The Washington Post also reported, “A growing list of House Democrats from competitive districts is headed for the exits, adding yet another concern for a party facing an uphill fight to maintain control of Congress next year.”
And Reuters suggests that “Crist joined an exodus of prominent House Democrats from competitive districts as the party fights to keep its narrow six-seat majority in next year’s midterm congressional elections.”