Florida Republicans debate how far to push congressional remap

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Florida Republican legislators are debating how far they can press their luck as they consider changes to U.S. House district boundaries in a state that will add a 28th seat to its delegation. 

The state House of Representatives on Thursday will begin considering proposed maps that would virtually ensure Republicans maintain a majority in the state’s congressional delegation for the next decade.  

The state Senate has proposed eight of their own versions, most of which would give Republicans a distinct advantage — but which have received a much more welcome reception, from both minority Democrats and anti-gerrymandering activists.

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