December 10, 2015

Potential Primary Battle In Florida Highlights Bigger Problem For Democrats

As the debate surrounding Florida’s Congressional redistricting continues, Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum is mulling the possibility of running for the state’s 5th Congressional seat.

Meanwhile Democrat Corrine Brown, who currently represents the 5th district, is fighting tooth and nail to save her district lines from being changed. If the new lines are upheld, Brown could be in for a bruising primary battle against Gillum.

Brown’s conundrum is only one example of an election season that is pitting Democrats against each other. Not only are there crowded primaries for open seats, but incumbent Democrats are being tested in heavily Democratic districts. In an election year where they are already at a disadvantage in reclaiming the House, the intra-party battles that are piling up are likely making Democrats very nervous.