Democratic Senators Support Republican Reapportionment Plan



Florida’s Democratic Party has filed suit to overturn the Legislature’s reapportionment plan.

The real story is that the party leader in the state Senate – Sen. Nan Rich of Weston – couldn’t hold her Broward members together to vote against the Republican reapportionment plan this week.

Three key Democratic senators representing Broward voted in favor of the reapportionment– Jeremy Ring, Eleanor Sobel and Gwen Margolis.

That makes me wonder just who the Democratic Party is representing in its suit.

5 Responses to “Democratic Senators Support Republican Reapportionment Plan”

  1. ann says:

    What do all 7 Dems who voted with the Republicans have in common? Except for Jeremy Ring, they or a family member are running for re-election in their district, which was favorably drawn to support that election effort.

    They certianly don’t want to buck the Republican leadership in case these plans are rejected by the courts and returned to the legislature.

    It’s all about self, nothing more.

  2. sad but true says:

    Well that bodes well for Nan’s run at Rick Scott. Heck, even with an approval rating of 30%, Scott’s biggest worry has to be a challenger coming from within the Republican party to run against him.

  3. Stacie says:

    And of course you don’t hear any squeals from the left about the evils of Gerrymandering when it comes to that Congressional District which snakes up in a thin line north through about 4 counties. Why? Alce hastings occupies it. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  4. ann says:

    Actually Stacie we detest the shape of that district and even worse, Corrine Brown’s up in the NE part of the state.

    These 2 districts are entirely REPUBLICAN constructs, designed to siphon as many Democratic voters as possible from neighboring Republican districts.

    There is no need to draw districts like these two and still adhere to the Voting Rights Act and protect minority interests.

    Unfortunately, the VRA has become the best tool in the Republican’s arsenal for disenfranchising voters by giving them cover for packing districts.

  5. Tallahassee Observer says:

    Jeremy Ring is hardly a Democrat. He thinks and votes like a Republican a good deal of the time. Ring is roundly disliked by member of the Broward Delegation for this reason and because he never keeps his word.