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Florida Congresswoman Hates Her District, But Will Run Again

Rep. Corrine Brown
Posted at 9:33 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 18:11:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is going to run for re-election, even though she contends her new district and others in Florida are "severely disadvantageous to minorities."

Brown sued to block changes to the state's 27 congressional districts, but a panel of federal judges rejected her lawsuit earlier this week. Brown put out a statement on Wednesday that said she was "extremely disappointed" but said she would still seek a new term this fall. She said is she still considering appealing the ruling.

Brown is a Democrat from Jacksonville, and her district used to stretch south to Orlando. But a new map approved last year shifted the district westward to Tallahassee. Brown's lawsuit contended that the changes violated federal law and that they diluted the voting clout of black voters.

Several other candidates have already said they plan to run for the seat.