Jolly’s seat was made more Democratic, leading him to run for Senate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
After years of litigation, a Florida circuit court judge recommended Friday that the state Supreme Court adopt a new congressional map proposed by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause of Florida — one of the final steps in a prolonged legal battle that will likely net Democrats a few more House seats in 2016.
(See the differences between the current and proposed maps)
After the Florida state House and Senate could not come to an agreement on a new map during a special session in August, the Florida Supreme Court tasked judge Terry Lewis with making a recommendation on which map should be adopted for the 2016 cycle. Operatives from both parties say the state Supreme Court is unlikely to tinker with Lewis’ recommendation.