(See also Leon Wolf of RedState) With the latest round of redistricting in Florida, most notable for the problems faced by Republicans Tom Rooney and Allen West by it (see here for an analysis by Sean Trende about how the latter probably wasn’t being deliberately targeted), there’s been a flurry of jumping around to try to take advantage of the two new seats available to Florida because of the 2010 Census. Republican legislators have already negotiated district switches aplenty; but Rooney and West’s situations were particularly baroque. This is how they resolved things:
- Tom Rooney will be leaving the new swing district of FL-18 (which used to be FL-16) in order to run in the new, Republican-leaning FL-17.
- Allen West will be leaving the now-more Democratic district of FL-22 in order to run in FL-18.
- And Florida Senate candidate Adam Hasner will be reportedly leaving the Senate race in order to run in FL-22.
Well, maybe you wouldn’t be amazed.