Republican influence could shrink in New District 10

Charles Minshew | Orlando Sentinel | 08/13/2015

As the Florida Legislature debates new congressional districts to comply with the state Supreme Court's court ruling, one district in Central Florida could see a major shift.

District 10, currently held by U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Orlando, would see an influx of registered Democrats under the proposed redistricting plan. Webster went to Tallahassee Tuesday and told legislators the redistricting plan is "an attempt to eliminate the incumbent."

An Orlando Sentinel analysis of voting registration records at the time of the 2014 General Election show that a reconfigured District 10 would be 45% Democratic, 27% Republican and 28% other. Webster's current district is 35% Democratic, 39% Republican and 25% other.

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