Good News, Everyone!

Howard Troxler’s Tuesday column deals with the two redistricting ballot initiatives passed this previous election.

Some Republican incumbents will find themselves with more credible challengers. Democrats will probably pick up a few seats in Congress and the Legislature, but will not take back over the state — not until they get a lot better. Black and Hispanic incumbents will find their districts less stacked in their favor, but not disastrously so.

The bottom line will be a somewhat more competitive democracy in Florida, and incumbents somewhat more aware of the possibility of being challenged. This cannot possibly be a bad thing.

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