Incumbents' fortunes rise with Senate map proposals

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For Senate incumbents, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay the same, reports Brandon Larrabee of the News Service of Florida.

When the redistricting hearings began traveling the state over the summer, Senate Reapportionment Chairman Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, pronounced that the sitting members of the upper chamber would enjoy no protection with the Fair District Amendments in place.

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