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Gwen Graham still hasn’t decided on political future

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North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham on Tuesday said she still has not decided whether to run again for her 2nd Congressional District seat. Graham, a Tallahassee Democrat, spoke with reporters after a constituent-services recognition event at City Hall. A recent Florida Supreme Court-ordered redistricting has made the district so strongly Republican that’s it’s unlikely Graham or any other Democrat could win the seat. The next election is in November. “There is, right now, a motion for an injunction that has been filed,” she…

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Corrine Brown: Court ruling “direct attack on minority voters”

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Vowing to fight on via a federal lawsuit, Rep. Corrine Brown has released an incendiary statement reacting to the state Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling that reconfigures her North Florida district from one that snakes from Jacksonville south to Orlando, into an east-west Jax-to-Tallahassee district with fewer African-American voters. Here is the statement in its entirety, which outlines a great deal of historical context: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the state of Florida is just what I expected because…

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Today on Context Florida: Corrine Brown, weather scares and a vibrant Pensacola

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Today on Context Florida: U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown filed a federal lawsuit opposing the reshaping of Florida’s CD 5, the district she represents. Brown contends that redrawing her district in an east-west configuration – as the Florida Supreme Court has ordered state lawmakers to do – would deprive African-American voters the opportunity to elect the candidate of their choice. But would it, Julie Delegal asks. Two annual events occur whose sole purpose is to scare people, says Marc Yacht. Halloween, where…

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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown legal challenge to new districts halted

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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown‘s attempt to get a federal court to stop Florida lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district has been stopped for now. Lawyers on Monday withdrew the lawsuit that Brown was seeking to join. That means the Jacksonville Democrat will have to start over. Brown and other black leaders in central Florida last week filed to intervene in an already existing lawsuit that challenged the current shape of her district on the grounds that it created “racial packing”…

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