While elective politics in the Orlando area has recently centered around whether Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Winter Park) and Val Demings (D-Orlando) would run statewide – Rep. Murphy decided to seek re-election while Ms. Demings will run for Senate – a new move suggests that we will also see a potentially credible challenge emerging in the area’s congressional district level.
State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Clermont), in anticipation of a new redistricting map, has changed his committee placeholder filed with the Federal Election Commission from running in Rep. Dan Webster’s (R-Clermont) 11th District to challenging Rep. Murphy in the 7th.
It remains to be seen just how the new map will unfold in the Orlando area, particularly considering the likelihood that the state’s new seat will be placed in this region. The eventual redistricting map will likely create a political “musical chairs” situation once the new districts are locked in place at the end of the reapportionment process.
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