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Is Dwight Bullard the latest casualty of the redistricting wars?

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Is state Sen. Dwight Bullard the first casualty of the redistricting wars? And is Sen. Oscar Braynon turning his back on him?

There were rumors that Senate Democrats were ultimately (deliberately or unknowingly — we do not know yet) sacrificing minorities during their battle for redistricting.

But did anyone know or predict he would pick one minority over another? Well, Florida Politics is here today.

Namely, would he sacrifice an arguably weaker African-American, who is a legacy Democrat and a loyal soldier for a female Hispanic who is a recycled Republican — enter Ana Rivas Logan.

The next six weeks will tell us if what we are watching is the incoming Democratic leader of the Senate, Oscar Braynon (ruler of Senate Democratic operations) will sacrifice a sitting African-American teacher and Democratic family legend for a recycled Republican.

Has OB gone out of bounds? We shall see. Your move, Mr. Senate Democratic Leader.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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