Republican Jolly’s House district is likely to become a Democratic one. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The music has started in a game of musical chairs in Florida that will have sweeping implications for the state’s political landscape.
Republican Rep. David Jolly will likely announce a bid for Florida’s open Senate seat next week, the first implication from the Florida State Supreme Court last week striking down the state’s congressional map. Jolly’s 13th District is likely to favor a Democratic candidate after the map is redrawn, pushing the one-term Republican to enter the already crowded GOP Senate primary to replace GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, who is forgoing re-election to run for president.