The Florida House's first attempt at mapping out the new districts of the 120-member chamber has produced five maps, all of them pitting incumbents against each other in a potential free-for-all to preserve their seats. Story here. For maps look here.
Of the 107 incumbents in the House, there are 37 Democrats and 70 Republicans but the House forces Democrats into the same district in nine seats in nearly all five plans. We analyzed Plan H000H9015, but nearly all of the maps treat Miami Dade the same. The most competitive matchup: a three-way fight in proposed Miami District 108, where three Democrats -- Daphne Campbell, John Julien and Barbara Watson -- are pitted against each other.
The same map also pits a Democrat and Republican against each other in five districts, including a three-way fight in Pinellas with two Republicans against a Democrat in St. Petersburg. And, to prove they have spared no one, the House plan also pits Republicans against each other in 10 districts.
* District 99 in Miami: Elaine Schwartz, D, against Perry Thurston, D.
* District 100 in Miami Beach and South Broward: Joe Gibbons, D, against Evan Jenne, D.
* District 110 in Miami: Eddy Gonzalez, R, against Jose Oliva, R.
* District 116 in Miami: Jose Diaz, R, against Ana Rivas Logan, R.
There are also several proposed House districts with no incumbent:
* Dist. 94 in Ft. Lauderdale and Plantation: 67.79% Democrat, 13.73% Republican, 18.49% Independent, 35.43% White, 51.21% Black, 5.75% Hispanic.
* Dist. 97 in western Coral Springs and Tamarac the Broward County line: 50.61% Democrat, 23.74% Republican, 25.64% Independent, 64.28% White, 12.70% Black, 14.68% Hispanic.
* Dist 104 in Weston to western Pembroke Pines: 43.99% Democrat, 29.94% Republican, 26.02% Independent, 51.33% White, 9.28% Black, 30.10% Hispanic.
* Dist. 101 in Hollywood, eastern Pembroke Pines, eastern Miramar: 61.21% Democrat, 16.93% Republican, 21.84% Independent, 36.82% White, 32.15% Black, 22.88% Hispanic.
* Dist. 102 from Miami Gardens to Pembroke Pines and Miramar: 66.60% Democrat, 13.57% Republican, 19.81% Independent, 14.12% White, 53.05% Black, 25.27% Hispanic.
* Dist. 103 from the middle of Miramar, to Hialeah: 34.84% Democrat, 35.88% Republican, 29.22% Independent, 11.90% White, 9.56% Black, 70.92% Hispanic.
* Dist. 105 from western Miramar to Doral, west to Verona Walk and Lely Resort in Collier County: 32.85% Democrat, 36.82% Republican, 30.25% Independent, 30.70% White, 7.89% Black, 54.81% Hispanic.
* Dist 108 in Miami Shores to north Miami and Pinewood: 72.11% Democrat voters, 9.58% Republican voters, 18.36% Independent voters, 15.44% White, 59.53% Black, 17.21% Hispanic.