Redistricting already doing better than Florida Democrats at picking off incumbent Republicans in Florida House

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As of this morning, the score is Redistricting 2, Florida Democrats 0.

With news that Rep. Eric Eisnaugle will not seek re-election, that’s now two incumbent Republicans of the Florida House who won’t be around after Election Day.

Rep. Brad Drake previously announced that he would step aside rather than run against colleague Rep. Marti Coley.

Both Drake and Eisnaugle cite the effects of redistricting as the reason why they aren’t running again in 2012.

That means Redistricting is up two over the Florida Democrats so far this election cycle. Do you hear that Mike Steimle and Christian Ulvert?  You boys have your work cut out for you if you don’t want to get shown up by Redistricting.

The joke once was that law enforcement was better at taking out incumbent Republicans than the Florida Democrats.  While that wasn’t entirely accurate, it may become true that Redistricting is the biggest threat of all to the GOP this election cycle.

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