Florida senators approve new congressional redistricting map

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a 24 to 15 party-line vote Wednesday, Florida senators signed off on a new congressional map likely to give Republicans more Florida seats.

It still needs to pass the House.

The vote comes after House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson, both Republicans, sent a memo to lawmakers Monday saying legislative staff will not draw new maps to be considered by the chambers. Instead, they’re asking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to give them one.

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