DeSantis congressional map splits St. Petersburg, reduces Tampa Bay competition

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A new congressional map proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis splits St. Petersburg and makes two congressional districts in the heart of Tampa Bay’s most populated areas less competitive.

The map packs Democrats in parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas into the already Democratic-leaning Congressional District 14. That would benefit Republicans by making the now-competitive 13th District, currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, more reliably red.

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