A Senate committee approves a new Florida congressional map
The House Redistricting Committee still needs to approve its version.
The Senate Reapportion Committee on Thursday 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 its version of the congressional map.