Rep. Allen West announced today he will run in a Florida district that is expected to be more favorable to the GOP but still leans Democratic. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Updated 8:15 p.m. | The music just stopped in the Sunshine State and everyone still has a seat — at least until voters hit the polls.
After a redistricting map similar to what is likely to become law shifted the political prospects of a number of Members last week, three Florida politicians made big announcements today to shake up the Senate race and three House races.
Rep. Tom Rooney (R), who currently represents the 16th district, announced he would run in the proposed 17th district; freshman Rep. Allen West (R), a fundraising juggernaut who currently represents the 22nd district, announced he would run in the proposed 18th district; and former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner dropped his bid for Senate, a source close to him said, and will run in the state’s proposed 22nd district. All are likely to have a better shot at joining the 113th Congress under their chosen political boundaries. Full story